'Quartet' cast's skill elevates film's script
Pauline Collins, left, and Maggie Smith in "Quartet."
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am
Dustin Hoffman's first directing credit, at age 75, lands on “Quartet,” a decidedly British movie that is much lighter than the probing kind of character study Hoffman often undertook in his long acting career.
And though it's by-the-numbers predictable, a witty script by Ronald Harwood (“The Dresser” “The Pianist”) and a stellar cast of aging stars makes “Quartet” a satisfying, sentimental outing just the same.
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