Little Big Man (1970)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 1
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Recounting how the West was won through the eyes of a white man raised as a Native American, Arthur Penn's 1970 adaptation of Thomas Berger's satirical novel was a comic yet stinging allegory about the bloody results of American imperialism. As a misguided 20th-century historian listens, 121-year-old Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) narrates the story of being the only white survivor of Custer's Last Stand. White orphan Crabb was adopted by the Cheyenne, renamed "Little Big Man," and raised in the
Dec 14, 1970 Wide
Apr 29, 2003
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Gen. George A. Custer
Chief Dan George
Old Lodge Skins
Wild Bill Hickok
Kelly Jean Peters
Young Jack Crabb
Adolescent Jack Crabb
Rev. Silas Pendrake
Shadow that Comes at Ni...
Burns Red In The Sun
Robert Little Star
M. Emmet Walsh
Man at Bar
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.
An endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of a yarn.
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.
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.
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.
Easily one of the most entertaining (and presently overlooked) Westerns of the early 1970s.
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.
One of Dustin Hoffman's best films, one of Arthur Penn's best films, and one of Hollywood's best films.
One of the great films of the early 70s.
Audience Reviews for Little Big Man
- Old Lodge Skins: Does she show enthusiasm when you mount her?
- Shotgun Guard: Goodby, Hello.
- Old Lodge Skins: Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't.
- Burns Red In The Sun: There is a pain between my ears that I do not understand.
- Jack Crabb: Might I ask who I are addressin'?
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