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QUARTET Maggie Smith

Reviewed at the 2012 Twin Cities Film Fest

It’s nearly impossible to fathom that after 50 years of acting, Dustin Hoffman is only now hunting down a directorial career. It’s about time for the legendary performer, who brings a sublime sense of human need to “Quartet,” while permitting a team of premiere actors an opportunity to investigate emotional highs and lows in their own unique ways, resulting in a stunningly acted picture. There’s also a profound love for the performing arts flowing through the effort, taking a few moments to stand in the presence of greatness. While certainly aimed as an audience-pleaser, “Quartet” earns its friendliness, trusting in the power of performance to communicate troubling and euphoric matters with exceptional nuance. Read the rest at


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