The Late Show
The Late Show (1977)

Even though he barely makes enough money to cover his expenses and finds divorce cases (his bread and butter) unsavory, aging detective Ira Wells (Art Carney) is determined to stay active and to retain some amount of self-respect. When his… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 30, 2004
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

The Late Show is a masterpiece disguised as a fluffy mystery-comedy.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The Late Show is a detective flick that modestly delivers more than one expects.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

An odd and sneakily enjoyable little flick. Tomlin & Carney make a great pair.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A loose, funny and crafty detective flick with an unusual cast.

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

A great idea of the genius of Robert Benton to come.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Carney and Tomlin make a fine odd couple in this tip of the hat to old-time detective thrillers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Charming crime comedy with Carney and Tomlin a wonderfully off beat pair, their chemistry makes this a delight. A real sleeper.
Danny Rovira
A sardonic, affectionate homage to the private-eye films of the 40's and 50's. it benefits greatly by the touching and magnificent performance by the… More