Common Sense Media says

Charming comedy about elderly opera singers fine for teens.

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Parent Written bynimswa April 8, 2013

For over 50.

The language was disappointing. I'm so tired of F bombs in movies, even said only once. I loved the concept of a retirement home for musicians. I did wish the end showed the quartet actually singing.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byParrot10 January 24, 2013

Disappointing and forgettable

My wife and I found this film disappointing and forgettable. I would not take my grandchildren of any age to see this film - it was embarrassing. The acting of the key characters was good and redeemed the film slightly but the script let them down. Although classified as comedy it was not funny, the story line was weak, and there was no depth to the characters; the humour was often crude and bawdy, e.g. an elderly man peeing into trees and bushes on several occasions, and the jokes were often sexually suggestive or vulgar. The "f***" word was used very loudly and unnecessarily on 2 occasions. Apart from the age of the characters it shares nothing in common with 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' which we enjoyed immensely and was all that this film sadly is not.
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Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bypauly123 July 19, 2013

Boring movie that will not satisfy teens

This movie is nice, but I'm not sure teens will like it because its plot is pretty boring, compared to other movies. It also has strong language in it and it's pretty ridicoulous because elderly people don't swear. I wanted to see it because it's a story about opera singers and I am fan of opera music but I found myself sleeping on the couch. p.s.: If you want to see a movie about elderly people, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is better than this. It contains more action, more YOUNG people and its plot is in India. The only good thing about Quartet was that it had good classical music in it.
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Great role models
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byBuffy Rules August 19, 2016

Review #27 - This is my first review in a long time. It's fine for mature pre-teens, but will bore them to death.

I will re-format my reviews from now on so that I can get to the point. A retired musicians' nursing home and a bunch of old people who are musicians (played by good actors with wasted efforts such as Billy Connolly and Michael Gambon) wonder who a new diva moving in could be. No other than Maggie Smith (who young'uns will remember as Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter), that is, who was once married to one of the citizens. It's so forgettable I had to rely on CSM's story recap in a separate tab. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The reason for the PG-13 rating is because of two very well-placed F bombs: Maggie Smith says to someone "I am about to say something very rude: F**k you." and Billy Connolly says to someone "Just *do* the f**king thing!" That was one thing that could have redeemed it I guess, they were funny, especially hearing it used in the way PG-13 allows you to, and I can understand "nimswa" being sick of the F bomb, but to me they are just words, kids will hear worse at high school. If anything, high school as a movie would get an R rating, and depending on the kids, some view porn behind their parents' back (at least at school), so that could be NC-17. Most will only get the former, but you know what I'm saying. Okay, back on track. Connolly takes a pee in the bush, is a womanizer and makes some suggestive comments, not graphic. I swear that if they muted the use of the F bomb twice, they would get a TV-PG on US television, no questions asked. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This film is just generally boring. I guess that old people might like it, but it depends. I, being a 14-year-old, didn't relate much to the characters, and the plot isn't really much special. I applaud Dustin Hoffman for trying to direct though, and there *is* a funny bit involving a young student talking to one of the old people about hip-hop, but that's it. Avoid, don't like and thankyou for reading. P.S. Whenever I put an icon at the bottom of the review, it's not "too much" unless I state it in the review. Thankyou.
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Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byBestPicture1996 April 5, 2013

Cute companion to "Marigold Hotel"

Another senior citizen dramedy featuring Maggie Smith as a delightful diva, "Quartet" is Sunday-afternoon comfort food with a devilish performance by Billy Connolly as the charming old dog who's still got it.
What other families should know
Too much swearing