Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    Hoffman is uncharacteristically charming in a demanding role; the supporting cast is uniformly excellent, particularly Chief Dan George as a befuddled patriarch who takes the supernatural as a matter of course.
  2. 100
    Arthur Penn's Little Big Man is an endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of a yarn.
  3. Reviewed by: S. K.
    It also accomplishes that rarest achievement, the breathing of life into an ossified art form. The '70s has its first great epic.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 18, 2012
    A great performance from Hoffman, and a great historical movie itself.
  2. Nov 28, 2012
    In "Little Big Man", Arthur Penn creates a very diverse epic that is a showcase of great performances - Namely, the legendary Dustin Hoffman. Penn used this movie as an anti-establishment message against the United States' involvement in Vietnam and in doing so he creates an incredibly frightening portrait of how the U.S. military treated Native Americans during 19th Century America. That being said, it makes this film all the more provocative. Despite this fact, the movie also posesses a good deal of satire, which I found to be particularly funny actually. Overall, "Little Big Man" is a sprawling, entertaining, powerful epic yarn. Full Review »
  3. Feb 18, 2012
    Good movie and acting