Little Big Man Synopsis
An ancient frontiersman (Dustin Hoffman) recalls his checkered life.
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TV Guide

Hoffman is uncharacteristically charming in a demanding role; the supporting cast is uniformly excellent, particularly Chief Dan George as...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Arthur Penn's Little Big Man is an endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of a yarn.
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90

Time

It also accomplishes that rarest achievement, the breathing of life into an ossified art form. The '70s has its first great epic.
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70

Variety

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Little Big Man is a sort of vaudeville show, framed in fictional biography, loaded with sketches of varying degrees of serious and...
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60

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The dual point of view is used effectively, though it's less valid as social criticism (where Penn's observations tend toward facile...
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
Episodic western with a great performance from Hoffman.
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30

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
The film tries to cover too much ground, even though Calder Willingham's script eliminates or telescopes events and characters from the...
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Rated PG-13 | For intense battle sequences and some sexual content