Little Big Man
Little Big Man (1970)

Adapted from the novel by Thomas Berger, Little Big Man opens with the spoken reminiscences of 121-year-old Jack Crabbe (Dustin Hoffman, immersed in tons of age makeup). In flashbacks, we see how, as a young and wide-eyed frontiersman,… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 14, 1970
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Might it be a serious attempt to right some unretrievable wrong via gallows humor which avoids the polemics? This seems to be the course taken; the attempt at least can be respected in theory.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Penn seems to have little feel for the Western genre, but despite that the amazing thing is that this mock epic Western came out as well as it did.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

truly magical movie that works well

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of a yarn.

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Elbert Ventura

This outraged reconfiguration of an all-American genre may be set in the Wild West, but it's also very much a bulletin of its time.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A picaresque masterpiece about an inimitable American anti-hero whose wild adventures are delivered into our hearts and minds with the robust vitalities of comedy.

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Emanuel Levy

Arthur Penn offers a new take of the culture clash between the White men and Native Americans in this revisionist. satirical, tone-shifting Western starring Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway.

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Scott Weinberg

Easily one of the most entertaining (and presently overlooked) Westerns of the early 1970s.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

One of Dustin Hoffman's best films, one of Arthur Penn's best films, and one of Hollywood's best films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Historical revisionism at some of it's finest (and most stinging). Based on a satirical novel, this is a bleakly dark dramedy/western about a 110 year-old… More
Michael Gildea
Dustin Hoffman turns out a great but overlooked performance as a 121 year-old man who tells his life story. Little Big Man is a good movie but has a tone that… More
xGary Xx
The last survivor of the battle of Little Big Horn reminisces about his life in this off beat comic western starring Dustin Hoffman. The film obviously belongs… More
Richard Block
Diluted Medicine, Man, Having just completed the source novel by Thomas Berger, I thought I'd see the film again after all these years. I'm glad I… More
Stella Dallas
one of the more unusual westerns ever made and one of my favorite films as a kid. starring dustin hoffman as a supposedly 121 yr old man, the only white… More
Cameron Johnson
"Little Big Nose"-I mean, "Little Rain Man"! Shoot, this is more like "Little Rain Dance Man"... or "Little Sun Dance… More