A Big Hand for the Little Lady Reviews

  • Jan 15, 2018

    Not a bad poker film.

    Not a bad poker film.

  • Jan 01, 2018

    Not a bad poker film.

    Not a bad poker film.

  • Dec 28, 2017

    A western for the poker players in the crowd.

    A western for the poker players in the crowd.

  • Dec 24, 2016

    Good film with a shocking surprise twist. Henry Fonda's role as an addicted gambler is out of keeping from his traditional grass roots and wholesome roles. Kevin McCarthy and Joanne Woodward are great in supporting roles. A surprisingly good screenplay with a satisfying outcome in this sleeper good film.

    Good film with a shocking surprise twist. Henry Fonda's role as an addicted gambler is out of keeping from his traditional grass roots and wholesome roles. Kevin McCarthy and Joanne Woodward are great in supporting roles. A surprisingly good screenplay with a satisfying outcome in this sleeper good film.

  • Mar 19, 2014

    This is a great poker movie, with great comedy, and a clever plot, that also has a great cast, including Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, and Kevin McCarthy. This is great entertainment, and vastly underrated and relatively unknown.

    This is a great poker movie, with great comedy, and a clever plot, that also has a great cast, including Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, and Kevin McCarthy. This is great entertainment, and vastly underrated and relatively unknown.

  • Jan 04, 2014

    One of the better comedy-westerns around.

    One of the better comedy-westerns around.

  • Morris N Super Reviewer
    Jul 07, 2013

    Clever plot with unusual twists, a great cast, excellent dialogue. And funny, really, really funny.

    Clever plot with unusual twists, a great cast, excellent dialogue. And funny, really, really funny.

  • Sep 08, 2012

    An entertaining little movie with a twist at the end which I did not see coming. The film centers around a yearly, small town, high stakes poker game, which includes some of the most prosperous men in the region. Great cast including Jason Robards Jr., Joanne Woodward, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ford, Burgess Meredith, Charles Bickford and Henry Fonda (if you haven't seen the movie and want to, don't read on) as a cheat. Yes, Henry Fonda as a cheat! This is the first movie he starred in that he wasn't a "good" guy. Fonda does a superb job depicting his character. He need not say a word, his facial expressions speak volumes. One need not know much about poker, (Mary [Joanne Woodward] doesn't or does she?), to get caught up in the drama and enjoy the laughs. A poor man's version of The Sting.

    An entertaining little movie with a twist at the end which I did not see coming. The film centers around a yearly, small town, high stakes poker game, which includes some of the most prosperous men in the region. Great cast including Jason Robards Jr., Joanne Woodward, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ford, Burgess Meredith, Charles Bickford and Henry Fonda (if you haven't seen the movie and want to, don't read on) as a cheat. Yes, Henry Fonda as a cheat! This is the first movie he starred in that he wasn't a "good" guy. Fonda does a superb job depicting his character. He need not say a word, his facial expressions speak volumes. One need not know much about poker, (Mary [Joanne Woodward] doesn't or does she?), to get caught up in the drama and enjoy the laughs. A poor man's version of The Sting.

  • Sep 08, 2012

    oh boy another poker movie!

    oh boy another poker movie!

  • May 18, 2012

    A very entertaining movie that is well cast and directed. Note Jason Robards' great expressions during the movie as well as the way the director blocked his shots. I have watched this movie several times and each time I enjoy it even more. A real winner!

    A very entertaining movie that is well cast and directed. Note Jason Robards' great expressions during the movie as well as the way the director blocked his shots. I have watched this movie several times and each time I enjoy it even more. A real winner!