'Kauer delivers a star-making turn in her debut'
The Hollywood Reporter
'Young cellist Sophie Kauer adds authenticity in her impressive first acting role as the rough-edged but preternaturally poised Olga'
'first-time British actor Sophie Kauer, instantly believable as the Russian Olga Metkina'
Loud and Clear
'British-German cellist Sophie Kauer, who’s excellent in the film'
'In her first film role, Sophie Kauer is infectious and vibrant as Olga'
A standout from the film is Sophie Kauer, who in real life is an incredible British-German cellist and actress... Her performance is dynamic, and she also has Lydia literally falling on her face to try to keep up with her'
BBC Music Magazine
'a fine, dramatic performance as the young Russian cellist'
'Cellist Sophie Kauer, making her acting debut, impresses as much with her diction and emoting as with her musical skills.'
'English actress Sophie Kauer, who shines as orchestra newcomer Olga'
‘A noteworthy debut’
‘A great debut’
'One to watch.'
‘Sophie Kauer steals her scenes with the formidable Cate Blanchett’
‘Sophie Kauer is the British-German cellist who is such a revelation in Todd Field’s Oscar-tipped black comedy Tár.... Kauer is mesmerising – seductive, steely and subtle'
‘Alongside Cate Blanchett, newcomer Sophie Kauer is the stand-out in Tár’
‘Surrounding Tár are a clutch of beautifully realised supporting characters... Sophie Kauer..is perfectly poised as new cellist Olga whom Tár becomes obsessed with’
‘a standout first performance’
‘(a) performance that has been gathering plenty of attention’