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The Impossible (12A) (Juan Antonio Bayona, 2012, Spa) Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast, Samuel Joslin. 114 mins

It was less than ten years ago, but already the Indian Ocean Tsunami has passed from a documentary subject to disaster-movie material. To injurious timing, though, this epic adds the insult of assuming we're only interested in how it affected white people. It's firmly focused on the plight of a British family, separated by the disaster. It's based on a true story, and impressively mounted, but that's no excuse for the myopic tastelessness.

Quartet (12A) (Dustin Hoffman, 2012, UK) Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, ichael Gambon. 98 mins

Theatricality is built into Hoffman's directing debut, a gentle senior-centric comedy set in a country home for retired musicians. Opera diva Smith's arrival ruffles feathers and stirs up ancient memories.

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