The Ballad of Little Jo
1993, Drama/History, 2h 4m50 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings
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It sometimes moseys when it should have galloped, but The Ballad of Little Jo entertainingly upends genre formula while simultaneously highlighting its strengths. Read critic reviews
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The Ballad of Little Jo is a taut, unconventional adventure that takes aim at the glorious macho westerns of the past.March 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
The Ballad of Little Jo is an exemplary and often starkly beautiful tale -- a mix of adventure and romance which succeeds in reinstating female experience into a genre which has by definition sidelined it.
This beautifully shot movie with the intriguing premise never really does get around to developing a full-fledged plot.March 18, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Although Amis Isn't convincing as a man, the story still holds some power.March 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
The Western scenery is lovely to see, and The Ballad of Little Jo is a film with style' and grace.
There's the potential for a grand movie buried in this mess, but The Ballad of Little Jo is so off-kilter that it destroys the singer and the song.
Audience Reviews for The Ballad of Little Jo
Jun 19, 2009This is a Suzy Amis Film, that?s the reason I watched it, and of all the films I have watched her act in, this is one of the better ones, Was going to give it 3 stars, but because of the story line I decided to go with 4. Its about a female in the Wild Wild West who when film begins is sold by a trader to two men, she escapes and decides to act and dress like a man. Now had I been there I would have thought Little Jo was a little light in his loafers, but I am sure that the real Little Jo was a little more Manley. In the end she lives with a china men who in the movie just disappears we never see what happens to him. Its an enjoyable movie to rent, not sure I would go out and buy it. 3 3/4 stars even though Flixster will not allow me to do that.Bruce B Super Reviewer
Aug 26, 2007A passable western. It seems as though every attempt to portray a woman gunslinger does not do any justice to the original inspiration. A hard find...for good reason.John B Super Reviewer
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