Splendid acting makes this a fine film,
This review is from: A Late Quartet [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
What a wonderful cast---Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener! How could it miss? The story is interesting enough to be a worthy vehicle for such talent. It's maybe a little too soap-operatic but the actors manage to pull it off and keep the audience well involved. Mark Ivanir plays an appropriately intense fourth to the string quartet and the young Imogen Poot more than holds her own with this group. Hoffman is just so good as the somewhat ordinary guy who is also a fine musician; his humanity really grabs you. Keener is more lovely than ever---she ages like fine wine. And Walken will break your heart---what a guy!
All in all, two hours very well spent. I was going to give this four stars but I think I'll up it to five.