Rated R · 105 minutes · 2013

In A Late Quartet, Christopher Walken gives one of his best “normal” performances in years. He plays a cellist retiring from the quartet he founded, which sends the rest of its members into a cyclone of jealousy, greed and infidelity. Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman) has languished as second violin for 25 years, and thinks the new alignment ought to allow him a bigger spotlight. His wife, Juliette (Catherine Keener), plays viola in the quartet and disagrees with him. Then there’s Daniel (Mark Ivanir), the perfectionist of the group, first violin and paramour of Robert and Juliette’s daughter. Although director Yaron Zilberman deserves kudos for the way he approaches this unique world of performance, the heavy-handed, clichéd personal issues the musicians face drag down a promising film.

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Official Site: www.alatequartet.com
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Producer: Vanessa Coifman, David Faigenblum, Emanuel Michael, Mandy Brockey, Tamar Sela, Yaron Zilberman, Adi Ezroni, Ted Hartley, Peter Pastorelli and Cassandra Kulukundis
Cast: Philip Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Wallace Shawn and Madhur Jaffrey


A Late Quartet


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Indy Week Christopher Walken ends career in Late Quartet For a movie about smart, sophisticated folk, starring actors I would gladly see in anything, these people do pull off some simple-minded, soap-operaish shit. by Craig D. Lindsey 11/14/2012
Boise Weekly All the Right Notes Now playing at The Flicks by George Prentice 11/28/2012
Chicago Reader On to the Coda A beloved string quartet heads for a split in A Late Quartet by J.R. Jones 11/07/2012
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Portland Mercury Messy Melodrama A Late Quartet: the inherent messiness of life, set to music. by Jen Graves 11/14/2012
SF Weekly "A Late Quartet": More of a Minor Lift by Michael Nordine 10/31/2012
Memphis Flyer A Late Quartet Backstage drama in the classical world. by Chris Herrington 11/15/2012

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