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Film Reviews

Total Film

September 2022

'Kauer delivers a star-making turn in her debut'

The Hollywood Reporter

September 2022

'Young cellist Sophie Kauer adds authenticity in her impressive first acting role as the rough-edged but preternaturally poised Olga'


September 2022

'first-time British actor Sophie Kauer, instantly believable as the Russian Olga Metkina'

Loud and Clear

September 2022

'British-German cellist Sophie Kauer, who’s excellent in the film'


November 2022

'In her first film role, Sophie Kauer is infectious and vibrant as Olga'

Glitter Magazine

November 2022

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

December 2022

'a fine, dramatic performance as the young Russian cellist'

Reel Views

October 2022

'Cellist Sophie Kauer, making her acting debut, impresses as much with her diction and emoting as with her musical skills.'


October 2022

Cinema Daily

October 2022

'English actress Sophie Kauer, who shines as orchestra newcomer Olga'

‘A noteworthy debut’


October 2022

People Magazine

November 2022


January 2023

Evening standard 

January 2023

‘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'

The Face

January 2023

Empire Online

January 2023

‘Alongside Cate Blanchett, newcomer Sophie Kauer is the stand-out in Tár’

‘Surrounding Tár are a clutch of beautifully realised supporting characters... Sophie perfectly poised as new cellist Olga whom Tár becomes obsessed with’

The Upcoming

January 2023

‘a standout first performance’

Why Now

January 2023

‘(a) performance that has been gathering plenty of attention’

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