Too Late for Tears 1949

Too Late for Tears

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A woman (Lizabeth Scott) kills her husband and plots with a private eye (Dan Duryea) after someone tosses a moneybag into her car.

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Critic Reviews for Too Late for Tears

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5)

  • Despite an involved plot and an occasional overabundance of palaver, not all of which is bright, this yarn about a cash-hungry dame who doesn't let men or conscience stand in her way, is an adult and generally suspenseful adventure.

    October 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The movie failed to find much of an audience in its own time. It looks a little better every year.

    August 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [Lizabeth Scott's] performance as the ruthless Jane Palmer remains one of the genre's meatiest and devious since the film revolves exclusively around her actions and not those of her male co-stars.

    October 8, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • As the money-hungry woman without a conscience, Scott is terrific, seductive as Ulysses' sirens and just as destructive to the men she draws into her web.

    October 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The husky-voiced winsome smiling Lizabeth Scott turns in a finely tuned performance as the femme fatale.

    February 21, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Too Late for Tears

  • Jul 18, 2015
    Solid noir with one of the more despicable femme fatales in the genre's history. Fortunately that succubus is played by Lizabeth Scott, one of the best purveyors of silky villainy the genre ever had.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2014
    Lisabeth Scott as a lady whose first rule is "money is king" and whose second rule is "didn't you read the first rule?". Once you begin to understand that you feel sorry for anyone she meets because you know something life-changing that they don't. This noir has lots of caged tension going for it, and the Duryea/Scott changing dynamic/character arc is reason for paying the admission alone. Mmm ... good noir.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2011
    If you value your life, don't come between Lizabeth Scott and her money!
    Stephen M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    An exciting, thrilling tale of money, crime, and marriage. I really liked this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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