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A Late Quartet

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Audio 10
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A Late Quartet (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
20 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Music is one of the hardest things to get right in the realm of cinema. Before the coming of sound technology, local musicians were employed at many exhibition sites (not all of them theaters), either improvising or playing from a score generated for the film. Once sync-sound technology came around, filmmakers still had to figure out how to harness this new ability, especially where music was concerned.
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Overall 10
Audio 8
Extras 4

A Late Quartet Review

18 February 2013
  • Excerpt: A Late Quartet is a sophisticated look into the lives of a fictional string quartet, the “Fugue String Quartet.” The quiet drama hides behind its stellar cast and the trappings of chamber music but make no mistake, it tells a powerful story full of emotion and passion. A tightly-knit group learns its eldest member, Peter (Christopher Walken) the cello player, has developed Parkinson’s Disease and wants to retire from touring after twenty-five years.
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A Late Quartet

High-Def Digest
8 February 2013
  • Conclusion: 'A Late Quartet' might not hit all the right notes, but the resulting melody is still worthwhile. Despite a few narrative stumbles, Christopher Walken turns in a memorable performance, the film's central themes are potent, and its finale is beautifully realized. The video transfer is near reference quality and the audio mix is strong, reproducing all of the movie's chamber music with crisp fidelity.
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Overall 8

A Late Quartet

AV Club
1 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The seven movements of Beethoven’s Op. 131, cellist Christopher Walken tells a conservatory class at the beginning of A Late Quartet , are meant to be played as a single, uninterrupted performance, which means each instrument may, over time, drift slightly out of tune with the others, each in its own particular way. So it is with the members of Walken’s string quartet: first violinist Mark Ivanir, second violinist Philip Seymour Hoffman , and violist Catherine Keener.
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Overall 8

A Late Quartet

22 July 2013
Overall 8

A Late Quartet

4 January 2014
  • Excerpt: A LATE QUARTET is een sterk relatiedrama, dat ondanks een wat formulegedreven script, door een uitstekende cast een boeiend en vol drama blijft.
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A Late Quartet

1 April 2013
  • Excerpt: De eerste speelfilm van Yaron Zilberman is een sterk drama over een succesvol strijkkwartet. De film wordt gedragen door het goede acteerwerk, maar ook door een sterk verhaal. Bovendien is het strijkkwartet een rijke voedingsbodem voor dit alles.
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A Late Quartet (2012)

26 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Films die zich in New York afspelen krijgen van mij sowieso al ‘n extra credit, en als ze zich dan ook nog in het artistieke milieu van die wereldstad afspelen, dan komt daar nog ‘n halve credit bij. Dat was ook één van de redenen dat ik bijvoorbeeld The Visitor ooit nóg beter vond dan ie al was. Ik weet niet hoe belangrijk bovenstaande kanttekening is in wat ik nu ga zeggen, maar ik vond A Late Quartet dramatisch gezien vooralsnog de mooiste film van ‘t jaar.
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