Little Man Tate
Little Man Tate (1991)

For her directorial debut, Jodie Foster selected a subject she was undoubtedly all-too-familiar with--the struggles faced by a child prodigy. Foster plays Dede Tate, the mother of seven-year-old Fred (Adam Hann-Byrd), a boy genius who is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 9, 1991
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Well meaning but too similistic and earnest melodrama that juxtaposes two types philosophies of how to raise a brilliant kid

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Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

Cute, if not terribly substantial.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A triumphant debut as a film director for Jodie Foster in a captivating tale about a pint-sized genius.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Tries to jerk tears but instead elicits giggles.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Foster displays a great touch in her directorial debut

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Red Lats
I had mixed feelings after I watched this movie. It was entertaining, but not that enlightening.
Candy Rose
Heart warming movie about relations between singel mom and son.
Wahida K
An awesome Movie I ll never forget.
Dean McKenna
Jodie Foster's debut film as director is a delightful, bitter-sweet tale of an ill-educated single mother with a child prodigy for a son. Fascinating for… More
Lady D'arbanville
I find stories of such genius? quite fascinating. Finding the balance between mental stimulation and having a ?normal? childhood for a child prodigy is a… More
Leigh Ryan
Fantastic film.