Larry Blumenfeld
March 30, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Quartet

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
01/11/13
performer
Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Maggie Smith
director
Dustin Hoffman
distributor
The Weinstein Company
genre
Comedy

We gave it an A-

Guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Brad Mehldau both wield powerful, genre-defying influence: Each is a distinctive soloist whose greatest strength is nonetheless a collaborative urge. The four duets and seven tracks on Quartet with Mehldau’s fine triomates (bassist Larry Grenadier, drummer Jeff Ballard) move gracefully from gentle swing to hard-edged improvisation. A-

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