Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Sarah Bryan Miller
    Jan 25, 2013
    They have the perfect supporting cast, made up of a group of exceptional real-life musicians: retired members of orchestras and opera companies, and a pianist bristling with the suppressed impatience of the longtime accompanist. (To see who they are, stick around for the credits.)
  2. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jan 8, 2013
    The result is a movie of enormous intelligence.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    What a brilliant film very funny Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay ,Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins are great but for me Billy Connolly steals the show he is so funny some great music and amazing singing by some really talented stars well worth a watch. Full Review »
  2. Apr 13, 2014
    Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet is beautifully shot and the acting is on the good side, but the story is tedious, the movie is painfully slow, and the ending is a cop out. Full Review »
  3. Jul 14, 2013
    The Quartet is a well-made, but in the end thin feelgood story about aging. The story is based on a play script. This gives the scenes static feel and drag the movie instead of moving it forward. As summary, there just isn't enough in the mix to keep viewer intrigued. Full Review »