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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Feb 18, 2012
    7
    A great performance from Hoffman, and a great historical movie itself.
  2. Feb 18, 2012
    10
    Best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    7
    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. Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 60
    The dual point of view is used effectively, though it's less valid as social criticism (where Penn's observations tend toward facile revisionism) than as an index of the uncertainty that characterizes most of Penn's heroes.
  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: Kim Newman
    60
    Episodic western with a great performance from Hoffman.