Quartet

User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36

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  1. Jan 31, 2013
    6
    A cinema-going of this feel-good crowder-pleaser from Dustin Hoffman
  2. Jul 14, 2013
    5
    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.
  3. Apr 13, 2014
    4
    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.
Metascore
64

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: Mike Scott
    Feb 1, 2013
    40
    More seriously -- and substantively -- "A Late Quartet" was a quiet but thoughtful meditation on the power, and the necessary pain, of human connections. By comparison, Quartet is a flimsy bit of cinematic puffery that takes every obvious path on its way to its even more obvious "seize-the-day" message.
  2. 75
    It's a celebration of great old actors set in a world of once-great singers, and Hoffman's affection for them and the material shows in every frame.
  3. 88
    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.)