Little Murders (1971)


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Movie Info

Jules Feiffer's play forms the basis of this black comedy about a passive type (Elliott Gould) who marries the aggressive woman (Marcia Rodd) who rescued him during a mugging.

Rating: R
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jules Feiffer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004



as Alfred Chamberlain

as Patsy Newquist

as Mr. Newquist

as Mrs. Newquist

as Mr. Chamberlain

as Mrs. Chamberlain

as Judge

as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Little Murders

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Great quirky script makes up for rather indifferent filming style.

January 9, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Little Murders

This is a brilliant black comedy based on a great off Broadway play. The story is fantastic and comments on city life and the postmodern world in an outrageous way. I love this movie, and I recommend it.

Aj V

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When my friends recommended this movie to me, I expected something a little different than what I got. Not that I was disappointed at all, this movie is probably one of the more original films I have seen in a long time. I loved the monologues and enjoyed the performances (Elliot Gould is amazing and it's a damn shame that some only know him as Monica's dad from Friends). The climax is a little out there, but I didn't mind it because I thought it fit with the rest of the film. The only problem I had was the performance of Alan Arkin who I thought was just annoying. Overall, very enjoyable and nice to see something out of the ordinary.

Tim Sigur

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probably a better play; movie sort of hammers in front of you but scenes are great on their own; Donald Sutherland's monologue is incredible

Adam Mahler

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