A Late Quartet

A Late Quartet

Downloadable Video - 2012
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On the eve of an important concert, Peter (Academy Award-winner Christopher Walken), lead cellist of a veteran string quartet, receives some very disturbing news. When he announces his pending retirement, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration within the tightly knit group. Also starring Academy Award-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) and Academy Award-nominee Catherine Keener.
Publisher: [United States] : Mongrel Media : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 107 min.)) : sd., col

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duanetucker
Sep 13, 2018

Stunning meditation on art and love, exquisite script and performances -- particularly Walken and Hoffman. Not to mention the Beethoven.

LPL_TriciaK Jul 13, 2018

An intense and satisfying film, if you are interested in complicated characters and relationships. As others have noted, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, and Catherine Keener give great performances. Highly recommended!

blueberrymouse Dec 06, 2015

An interesting look into what a serious musician's life is like. The stress and hardships that are needed to succeed.

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talktimereader
Nov 02, 2015

This truly is a small gem. All the actors were good, but Philiip Seymour Hoffman is always outstanding.

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akirakato
Jul 03, 2015

This is a 2012 American drama directed by Yaron Zilberman.
It is an emotionally-charged, engaging and powerful drama.
It is a must-see for music lovers.

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Nursebob
Dec 31, 2014

After 25 successful years together, the aging members of a famous string quartet are facing their biggest challenge; the moral backbone of the group, cellist Peter Mitchell, is retiring for medical reasons. In the void left by his pending departure the remaining three members find themselves at odds with one another as egos clash, jealousies are laid bare, and forgotten passions resurface. Phillip Seymour Hoffman provides the emotional fireworks and Christopher Walken keeps things grounded while the rest of the cast struggle to keep up. However, despite all its sound and fury, Quartet winds up being little more than a tepid soap opera hinging on a flimsy musical metaphor. But the score was nice.

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johnjsampson
Nov 21, 2014

Slow moving? Classical music, especially string quartets, is slow moving for sure. But contrary to one comment, great acting does make for a great movie. At least, we think so.

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0cho
Oct 16, 2014

Great acting can’t save this movie. This is a solid drama. Very slow, predictable and boring. Don’t bother.

gramercygal Jun 18, 2014

Not a simple movie ... slow at times ... but characters are deep and complicated. I chose this movie because it had PSH in it ... but all the actors were excellent, especially Christopher Walken. Not a usual roll for him ... he surprised me.

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strider643
May 22, 2014

This is a really dry, dull and boring movie. Predictable and makes great music insipid. Not recommended.

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Mar 13, 2013

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