The Late Show
Filmfest 2011

German Age Rating

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"It’s the little things that count. Consider a scene midway through THE LATE SHOW, in which our hero, aging gumshoe Ira Wells (Art Carney), chases after a killer. His target’s getting away in a speeding car, but Ira takes his time. Aims, fires. But before he does, he reaches up -- and turns off his hearing aid... THE LATE SHOW is so much fun that its deeper layers become invisible. This is a sign of expert storytelling. Benton doesn’t show himself straining to make anything work. It’s seamless. All we notice is the entertainment, which, of course, is how it should be... A masterpiece disguised... David Cornelius,

tags: Feature film

Cast: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macey, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy


Director: Robert Benton