Too Late Reviews

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April 22, 2019
A slick narrative idea never gets in the way of the smart story and heart-breaking character relationships, in this ode to the 70's antihero.
August 18, 2017
Against all odds, first-time feature director Dennis Hauck has made a film that's as gimmicky as hell-shot on 35 mm in five unbroken 20-minute takes-and yet it becomes more involving as it goes along.
August 11, 2016
Too Late is a throwback to indie films of the 1990s that we don't see often anymore and that alone is enough to recommend it.
May 12, 2016
Dennis Hauck's noir drama Too Late works better as a stylistic exercise than as absorbing drama, though a soulful performance by John Hawkes carries it pretty far.
May 5, 2016
With "Too Late," Hauck confirms that he's a master of the film medium. What's less convincing is why this film matters.
April 29, 2016
It's all so random and cheeky that it's a type of perverse fun.
April 27, 2016
It might get a little smug and a wee bit pretentious, but Too Late is never less than impressive.
April 22, 2016
With its self-conscious lighting, long zooms and tight focus, Bill Fernandez' old-fashioned photography superbly captures both the seedy and faux-glamorous vistas of LA.
April 21, 2016
A stylized blend of classic film noir and New Hollywood pulp, this remarkable debut feature may grate on mainstream viewers with its affected drama and offbeat pacing, but cinephiles will be charmed.
April 14, 2016
Almost any scene with Hawkes is alive and satisfyingly showy. You feel his absence when he isn't there, though Joanna Cassidy, Crystal Reed and Robert Forster all have their moments.
April 7, 2016
The puzzle pieces of Hauck's brain-teaser don't always come together perfectly, but there's no denying it's infectious fun.
April 2, 2016
a breathtakingly assured piece of storytelling done with visual poetry and haunting emotional resonance
April 1, 2016
May be the best straightforward California-noir since Robert Altman's The Player.
March 31, 2016
While it can be frustrating to see some filmmakers dash off copies of other movies, it's deeply enjoyable to find one who so appreciates his inspirations.
March 18, 2016
A strangely involving, idiosyncratic masterwork that echoes the style of such filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Altman and even Welcome to L.A.'s Alan Rudolph, while amusingly honoring classic detective movie tropes.
March 17, 2016
It's one of the best the genre has ever seen.
March 17, 2016
Hawkes is predictably adept as Sampson, a ferociously independent, glamorously grizzled private investigator who seems to have stepped straight out of the '70s.
March 16, 2016
Has its share of ill-conceived moments and amateurish filmmaking, but as a swing-for-the-fences effort with a smattering of genre charm, it fully earns its inevitable destiny as a midnight movie curio.
March 15, 2016
You've seen a lot of movies like Too Late, and yet you haven't.
March 14, 2016
Hauck's first feature can be suffocating. This narrative puzzle should be more fun than it is.
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