Conclusion: Yaron Zilberman's A Late Quartet is a pitch-perfect film. It is very impressively directed and brilliantly acted. Excluding Mud , it is the best American film to reach my desk this year. Curzon Film World's technical presentation of A Late Quartet is equally impressive.
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.
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.
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...
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.