Summary: "A Late Quartet" 10 Scale Rating: 7.0 (Good) ... The Good: Great cast that does not disappoint. Very powerful performances that make you forget that these are actors and causes you to start thinking that these are real people. Surprised that there was not more Oscar buzz for the cast, to be honest.
Excerpt: I found this a sad story even if there were some uplifting aspects. The deceit and treachery amongst the quartet members may have added to the tension but I did not find all of it very believable, how could they be together so long and almost within a few weeks everything blow up?
Summary: What a wonderful surprise. The performances in this film are so good it beggars belief that no member of the cast garnered any recognition, anywhere. Indeed the film has somehow gone right under the radar.
Summary: A rare film, an ensemble cast (nearly every performance stood out in sharp relief) brings the life of a quartet fading into age, ill health, and the convoluted relationships that are the fabric, ruin, and making of people and the intense musical conversations that evolve over decades of making music...
Summary: One of the best of the year, with possible Oscar nods for Walken Hoffman, Keener and Poots. The story was varied and fascinating and it nicely gave time to each character's struggle. Exciting shots of NYC, great music, and nice work by the cast to make us believe they were really playing.
Summary: This is a terrific film. It is well-written and directed by one of the screenwriters (Zilberman). The acting is superb, especially by Seymour and Walken. It is a story of relationships, starting with individual needs and desires and strengths and weaknesses, but all held together when they are one...
Summary: Oder: Wenn die Musi nicht mehr spielt "Das mit dem Playback funktioniert ja schon richtig gut." Seit 25 Jahren spielt das weltberühmte Fugue String Quartet bereits zusammen und hat in dieser Zeit schon über 3000 Auftritte absolviert.