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Little Man (2006)

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12

Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 90
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 79

Another gimmicky comedy from the Wayans brothers, Little Man comes with the requisite raunchiness, but forgot to bring the laughs.

22

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 27
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 21

Another gimmicky comedy from the Wayans brothers, Little Man comes with the requisite raunchiness, but forgot to bring the laughs.

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Fate brings a childless couple a bundle of joy -- who happens to have a criminal record -- in this comedy directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Calvin Simms (Marlon Wayans) is a master criminal who with the help of his friend and sidekick, Percy (Tracy Morgan), plans a daring robbery of a museum where one of the world's largest diamonds is on display. One of reasons Calvin is able to get inside secure areas is his size -- Calvin is dwarf who stands less than two feet tall, and can slip in unnoticed

Nov 7, 2006

$58.3M

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All Critics (94) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (79) | DVD (13)

It's a concept, not a movie.

August 31, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Tedious, snickering jokes about infant breast-feeding and adult-male boob lust? You got 'em, baby.

July 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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The Wayanses rely on their usual tired jokes here -- spittakes, white people speaking jive, Marlon grimacing in gastrointestinal distress.

July 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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The sizable laughs in Little Man make it better than just about anyone expected.

July 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
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There's nothing like a well-placed nod to the classics to help elevate a dumb summer comedy.

July 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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If seeing a guy get whacked in the privates doesn't make you laugh the first time, maybe it will the fourth, or the 24th time.

July 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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It plays like nothing so much as an extended In Living Color stretched to fill 90 minutes, and it feels as thin as it sounds like it should. By the umpteenth variation of mistaking Calvin for a baby the joke has long, long stopped being funny.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
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In spite of the admirable effort that the Wayans brothers went to in digitally transplanting Marlon Wayans head and facial expressions onto the two-foot-six-inch body of a nine-year-old actor, "Little Man" is a bawdy and violent comedy that rankles more t

April 22, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

The work of the Wayans brothers, Little Man is even less funny than their last comedy, White Chicks, and enough to get them permanently evicted from the house of mirth.

January 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

A slap-happy misadventure featuring Marlon Wayans as a foul-mouthed midget masquerading as a baby in order to retrieve a pilfered diamond from a childless couple.

January 4, 2007 Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com
BlackFilm.com

Slathers itself in scatology, crotch-punching, hilarious elder/child abuse, and a brutal ration of unearned sentiment.

November 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

There are some films that are hardly worth the trouble of watching: once you've got the central concept, you can pretty much run the movie in your head.

September 5, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC

Mere words, mere permutations of 26 paltry letters, are an inadequate resource for explaining how fatuous, unfunny, and profoundly un-entertaining it is to watch Marlon Wayans doing a goo-goo-ga fake-baby routine.

September 2, 2006 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Slow-moving, tasteless and totally devoid of ingenuity or charisma, this is a gross one-joke monstrosity - and that joke wasn't very funny in the first place.

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

The Wayans filmmaking clan strikes with another idiotic compilation of bodily-function gags and lowbrow obnoxiousness masquerading as hip comedy.

August 31, 2006 Full Review
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Abysmal comedy that's nonsensical, frequently offensive and almost entirely laugh-free.

August 31, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

If your taste runs to scatology and you find little people inherently funny, Little Man may be the movie for you.

August 8, 2006
Groucho Reviews

Could you really have expected better from the people who made "White Chicks"?

July 28, 2006 Full Review
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

[The Wayanses] collaborate on another forgettable farce drenched in vapid vulgarity...[a] pea-brained prank. Anyone game for White Chicks II?

July 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

I understand the satirical import of the race gags. But 97% of the movie will make you need a shower. Possibly two.

July 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

I'm not saying an R rating would have necessarily made Little Man a better movie, but at least it would have made it a more honest one.

July 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

I honestly cannot think of anything worse that has been made in between the time the Lumiere Brothers photographed a train pulling into a station in 1895 and today.

July 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I'm sure it's fun to be a multi-millionaire, but whatever creativity and dignity Ivory Wayans had to offer the world in his youth is lost for good in Little Man to a series of crotch wallops and fart jokes.

July 19, 2006 Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com
FilmJerk.com

There's a degree of social comedy in White Chicks' black cops posing as wax mannequin exaggerations of the Hilton sisters. Nothing much is gained when delinquent midgets see what it's like to live as babies.

July 18, 2006 Full Review

Audience Reviews for Little Man

Big things come in small packages.

Saw it again! Very funny movie. The movie is hilarious and with an easy to follow story that even kids can follow even though I wouldn't recommend this movie for kids. Nice cast, the Wayans almost always bring extreme comedy to the table, keep it up!

After leaving the prison, the dwarf criminal Calvin Sims joins to his moron brother Percy to steal an expensive huge diamond in a jewelry for the mobster Walken. They are chased by the police, and Calvin hides the stone in the purse of the executive Vanessa Edwards, whose husband Darryl Edwards wants to have a baby. Percy convinces Calvin to dress like a baby and be left in front of the Edwards's house to get inside the house and retrieve the diamond. Darryl and Vanessa keep Calvin for the weekend and decide to adopt him, while Walken threatens Darryl to get the stone back.
July 2, 2011
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One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen!
June 24, 2011
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Bethany Murphy

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This was recommended by my bf. He thought I'd like this but I just burst his balloon with an indifferent look after watching this (imagine how straight was my lips). They tried really hard to make it in "hilarious" list but some people are not born with a good "sense of humor". I couldn't find a funny part in this movie. Maybe some scenes(?) made me smile (which was almost invisible). But overall this movie itself was a joke. And I don't think that Calvin Sims (Marlon Wayans) looked like a baby at all. I mean just look at him! Anyway, I didn't knew that Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans are brothers. But if they really want to be successful, I think they should think before what they choose. Don't recommend this at all. Just watch at your own risk.
December 13, 2010
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