Filmen markerar också en av de sista rollgestaltningarna av Philip Seymour Hoffman. Här som en lite missförstådd, kärlekskrank man som tröttnat på att spela andra fiolen.
...a heartfelt, intelligent, unassumingly well-constructed picture about a musician who has been diagnosed in the early stages of Parkinson's.
...a cinematic experience with all the beauty, all the tension, all the dynamics and ultimately all the love of Opus 131.
...perhaps best of all is Walken, who here has a rare and welcome chance to exercise his mid-range: his subtly zonked acceptance of the Parkinson’s diagnosis, for example, is a killer.
...does one of the most interesting things any film can do. It shows how skilled professionals work.