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Great film and storyline, the actors are superb, and also thanks to the Star Sidney theatre for bringing this great one to our area first!!!
|10/10||jimedgar2@ - 178 reviews|
18.4.2013 - age: 50+
Competition and relationship problems between members of a closely knit group can be very real. The depiction of these events here appear to me to be trite. Philip Seymour Hoffman again displayed his acting chops and of course the music was fine. Kudos to the studios who were under a great deal of pressure to get people away from their TV sets and back into theatre for making great sound an integral and permanent part of their features.
|6/10||m.j.brown@ - 264 reviews|
24.3.2013 - age: 50+
A beautiful, lyrical movie... best of the year! A must-see.
|10/10||donnaj@ - first review|
11.3.2013 - age: 50+
An interesting film, providing insight into the strong emotions that come into play in the very intimate musical collaboration required in a string quartet. In my view, the acting was excellent, providing insight into the lives of top-flight musicians who are totally committed to excellence in their craft. But the plot had several unexplained disconnects and, in particular, I felt that the ending was contrived, which seriously detracted from what would otherwise have been a very good film.
|7/10||john.anderson@ - 35 reviews|
19.2.2013 - age: 50+
Fine characterizations, lovely portrayal of quartet life, entertaining lively script. Moving in many ways. Unexpectedly good show.
|8/10||jlhood@ - first review|
26.1.2013 - age: 50+
Brilliant! I enjoyed every minute. So refreshing to see good movies...
|9/10||aviewer@ - 10 reviews|
18.1.2013 - age: 36-49
Beautiful music, cinematography, stellar acting and great character development. A must see!
|9/10||alex.noga@ - 3 reviews|
17.1.2013 - age: 36-49
Well put together, the actors must have practised playing string instruments, it looked really authentic. The plot was interesting good acting and editing. The only negative was the fact that the sound was a fraction too fast, the pix lagged behind which was really annoying at times.
|8/10||karinmichael@ - 8 reviews|
15.1.2013 - age: 50+
Great story, great music, very powerful movie. Loved the actors; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken great performers. Very realistic; it shows to have a great career you need to sacrifice a lot.
|9/10||greco64@ - 404 reviews|
5.1.2013 - age: 36-49
My high hopes of a detour from the usual Hollywood track of older men copulating with much younger women were very soon dashed. The attempt at symbolic script through metaphor was weak at best and the lack-lustre, soap-style story line failed to elevate this movie from the many other eminently forgettable films that pass for entertainment these days. The music was good but staying home with a good CD would be every bit as enjoyable, indeed preferable!
|4/10||heatherrozier@ - first review|
5.1.2013 - age: 50+
This movie would be a non hitter if it wasn't for the cast. Get out your Rollodex of plot twist and stitch them in with ok writing a voila , a not bad movie for straight people. Walken is great at plays it with grace and depth. Some stuff left me scratching my head but I won't say what. Hint would be the pairing Danny Devito with Barbara Hershey in Tin Men as a couple. Good distraction. That's about it.
|7/10||cambrini@ - 18 reviews|
4.1.2013 - age: 50+
Great story, music, and a relaxing, enjoyable movie.
|9/10||barbara.frame@ - first review|
4.1.2013 - age: 50+
A flawless movie, with superb everything. A MUST if you are a classical music lover.
|10/10||ellen@ - first review|
2.1.2013 - age: 50+
[ATTENTION: This review reveals content of the movie.]
I was hoping this movie would be more about the day to day lives of professional musicians. The movie showed some of this, but could have been a lot more. For example... traveling from city to city... what do they do with their expensive instruments on the airplane? What do they do in the hotel, where do they go practice? Who pays for the travel and accommodations? What about after a concert... do they celebrate, hang around backstage and meet important audience members?.. etc. etc. I learned very little.
|6/10||parttimepainter@ - 76 reviews|
2.1.2013 - age: 36-49
Christopher Walken is amazing, as usual! I loved the stories, quite original.
|8/10||m@ - 4 reviews|
1.1.2013 - age: 36-49
I came to see this film with high expectations & left instead feeling very disappointed. Most of the scenes & dialogue played out like a "Soap Opera". The only saving grace was the high calibre acting of the ensemble cast, & the beautiful music.
|6/10||arlynamelia@ - 8 reviews|
28.12.2012 - age: 50+
PSH gives brilliant performance. Compelling look at expertise and interpersonal compromises made in pursuit of craft.
|10/10||cony@ - 2 reviews|
25.12.2012 - age: 36-49
I am not much into Classical music. Especially violins only. This movie has taught me to enjoy and appreciate this type of music. A wonderful story. How to endure the same persons playing stringed instruments for 25 years with some of them feeling superior to the rest... Their last performance together tugged at my corazon...
|8/10||judoxca@ - 5 reviews|
24.12.2012 - age: 50+
It was a great caste and I wasn't disappointed. I thought the movie played out on a great many layers, especially if you know much about classical musicians and classical music. I think it is difficult for most of us to understand how powerful the music is, and how one's life can be sublimated to it. This movie does a good job of capturing a lot of that plus the agony of relationships bared and falling apart: and there are lots of them. Great acting by Walken, Keener and Hoffman.
|8/10||glegh@ - 74 reviews|
24.12.2012 - age: 50+
With a quality cast, the movie was a disappointment. Excellent music, sense of quartet workings, but story line and related situations were neither believable, nor well presented... go only if interested in the music! A waste of such talent.
|6/10||cmtchuck@ - 5 reviews|
21.12.2012 - age: 50+
I went expecting a movie full of music and judging from the reviews it should have been, it was NOT. Though this was a big disappointment for me once I got into the story line it developed nicely. A very interesting film. If it is music you're after, stay for the credits.
|7/10||elmontsparks@ - 105 reviews|
19.12.2012 - age: 50+
An excellent non-Hollywood type of movie that looks at life, love, loss and friendships.
|8/10||startoncemore26@ - 2 reviews|
19.12.2012 - age: 50+
I enjoyed this movie! As for classical musician it was really pleasure, joy for me. Actors are great. Thank you so much!
|8/10||irina@ - 2 reviews|
19.12.2012 - age: 36-49
The beautiful music was the only enjoyable part of the movie. Other than that, it was a bit boring despite the talented ensemble cast.
|6/10||karen_lett@ - 361 reviews|
17.12.2012 - age: 36-49 - One reply
The music was quite nice and the plot sounded really good on paper, but the acting was almost fake, the dialogue was almost being forcefully read between the actors, it was just bad acting all together.
|4/10||micahel.knight@ - first review|
17.12.2012 - age: 36-49
A gem, everything fit together... casting, acting, music, story; facing life with flaws, passion and dignity.
|10/10||rbaloney@ - first review|
15.12.2012 - age: 50+
It was beautiful at any level, excellently played and had a pleasant cinematography. I loved also the topic very much, it was intellectually satisfying. It was coloured with some unconventional love affairs, like all movies "must". May be you have to be a music lover to enjoy it all the way. Bravo!
|10/10||csilla1@ - 6 reviews|
Beautifully directed and acted with authenticity and sensitivity. Wonderfully unpredictable. This movie allows us to realize that we can - and do - affect the people that surround us. Each member of the quartet is connected to the whole. I saw the movie 4 days ago, and still thinking about it...
|8/10||ninagalea@ - first review|
8.12.2012 - age: 50+
What a beautiful movie; very touching and emotional. It's about music, family, getting old, emotions, egos... loved it. Lots of my favorite actors, amazing performances by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken. I really liked Imogen Poots and Mark Ivanir too. Beautiful music too, I love classical music. A great piece of art.
|9/10||zoriguy@ - 96 reviews|
8.12.2012 - age: 36-49
For someone who is neither a fan of Beethoven nor his string quartets, I was happily surprised of this intelligent and intricate movie. A nuanced film with excellent actors, engrossing and engaging and empowering till the end. I would have given the movie a 10, were it not for a couple of unnecessary scenes.
|9/10||yazeh.m@ - 20 reviews|
5.12.2012 - age: 36-49
A must see if you enjoy classical music, New York City in winter and a great ensemble cast. A story about people who live very well on their art and the complications in their lives that have resulted from their obsession. The acting is truly wonderful as is the setting, music and cinematography.
|9/10||belro19@ - 98 reviews|
4.12.2012 - age: 50+
As a lover of Chamber Music, this was food for my soul. What better music than Beethoven and what human stories, more fascinating than that of a quartet who are individually unique but play together as one.
|10/10||dkissell32@ - first review|
26.11.2012 - age: 50+
First time seeing this type of movie, excellent!
|9/10||achessman@ - first review|
17.11.2012 - age: 26-35
I was expecting a melodrama with a lot of tears and I was wrong. The Quartet of actors is truly good and human. The destabilization and the gradual recovery of the Quartet's momentum is very well illustrated. Interactions between the characters is the solid base of the movie and make it worth seen.
|7/10||jfarfadet@ - 4 reviews|
16.11.2012 - age: 26-35
The movie was a sad but a credible story of a professional group (the quartet), hit by a terrible disease of one of its members and by the funny, ridiculous and counterproductive conflicts of its members. Besides some ridiculous clichés (daughter outraged on her mother who did not pay enough attention and warmth - a Hebrew stereotype).. the movie was OK. Thanks for the invitation and for the opportunity to give my own opinion.
|6/10||doru.barbu@ - 2 reviews|
16.11.2012 - age: 36-49
I watched the trailer and went to the movie without any special expectation but was surprised that I really liked it. The story is a bout music with many love stories that we all can related at least to one of them the best line that stuck in my mind is: "What are we supposed to do: stop or struggle to continuously adjust to each other up to the end even if we are out of tune?" This sentence personally struck me...
|7/10||ines@ - 10 reviews|
16.11.2012 - age: 18-25
Very well acted. Wonderful music. Good story line.
|9/10||moviewatcher@ - first review|
16.11.2012 - age: 50+
Well acted and engaging throughout. Delightful soundtrack. Will be in your memory for days after.
|9/10||idg@ - 2 reviews|
16.11.2012 - age: 50+
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