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Quartet [DVD] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • An opera company filled with retired performers reunite once a year to stage a fund-raiser for their theater in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut. Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly star.
  • Credits
    Maggie Smith, Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] delightful ensemble piece that hums along nicely..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "It's a privilege to watch peerless actors at the peak of their powers....Mr. Hoffman's direction is impeccable, John de Borman's camera bathes the story in warm radiance, and the end credits are not to be missed..."
    Wall Street Journal

    "Here is a sentimental, sweet entertainment full of legendary British stage, movie and opera stars."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[I]ts poignancy feeling honestly and legitimately generated....Pauline Collins is especially effective..."
    Total Film

    3 stars out of 4 -- "Hoffman uses all he's learned as a virtuoso actor to shape a film of flesh-and-blood characters, flushed with humor and tenderness."
    Rolling Stone

    "Hoffman's slow pace and concentration on the performances pay comic and dramatic dividends."
    Sight and Sound

    "[A]nchored by superb performances, particularly that of the estimable Maggie Smith....Hoffman directs with elegance, allowing the denizens to be dignified, as well as adorable..."
    USA Today

    "Dustin Hoffman, a 75-year-old first-time feature director better known as a great old acting pro, conducts at a pleasant tempo." -- Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    3 stars out of 4 -- "QUARTET is a subtle, sure-footed delight -- made all the more enjoyable by the fact that it was directed by a 75-year-old first-timer named Dustin Hoffman..."
    Washington Post

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