Too Late the Hero
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
This film is set during the last months of WWII. Lackadaisical navy lieutenant Cliff Robertson is ordered to go on a suicide mission to wipe out an enemy observation post. Robertson's has two equally-unwilling partners, but all three men prove to have unsuspected reserves of courage.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The most aggravating thing about Too Late the Hero is that Aldrich is a film maker of some accomplishment."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Although committed to the notion that war is an inclusive system of betrayals, the film subverts that notion and settles instead for some fashionable ironies and remarkably conventional jungle warfare displays."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"Memorable conclusion, exciting war adventure."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"An okay World War II melodrama, featuring Michael Caine and Cliff Robertson as antagonists who come to respect each other in the course of destroying a Jaanese radio transmitter."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Finds veteran action director Aldrich resting on his laurels, delivering a rather bland retread of past success."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Just another war movie, really, with only the lengthy roster of star names and claustrophobic island location to set it apart from its peers."
‑ , Film4
"The action has its moments (with the patrol's paranoia fed by taunting messages from Japanese loudspeakers hidden in the jungle), and the bantering dialogue is often very funny."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A Dirty Dozen formula macho war drama about war as betrayal."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
More reviews for Too Late the Hero on Rotten Tomatoes