Too Late Blues
Too Late Blues (1961)

Ghost (Bobby Darin) is a struggling piano player and composer for a small jazz band. The band plays several under attended gigs before coming across an aspiring female singer, Jess (Stella Stevens). Ghost and Jess make beautiful music… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 13, 2014
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's pretentious, lugubrious, mawkish, and full of both naivete and macho bluster. It also has moments that are indelible and heartbreaking.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An uncompromising movie, for good and for ill.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Interesting mainly for its jazz atmosphere and Darin's nonsinging performance.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

One of the more impressive Hollywood movies to be set in the hip, flip jazz world.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the better and more honest jazz films ever made in Hollywood.

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Variety Staff
Variety

John Cassavetes' first Hollywood-made project shows a tendency to force casebook psychology on the characters at a loss of spontaneity.

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Film4

The jumpy, freewheeling Cassavetes style -- for which Darin's jazz, I suppose, is a metaphor -- seems well worth fighting for.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
For Ghost Wakefield(Bobby Darin), the music is everything. For his bandmates, a little cash would be nice from time to time, so they could at least settle… More