Little Dieter Needs to Fly: Escape from Laos Reviews

February 15, 2007
Werner Herzog's remarkable docu tells with sharp observation and witty humor the heroic tale of the imprisonment and escape of Dieter Dengler, a native German who became an American pilot in the Vietnam War; Dengler exudes plenty of charisma.
April 20, 2001
Little Dieter -- just slightly out of the realm of the ordinary -- but not enough to stand among the remarkable, mystical works that Herzog has delivered in the past.
April 20, 2001
As often happens in Mr. Herzog's haunting documentaries, the most interesting figure seems to be the one behind the camera.
April 20, 2001
Herzog starts with a balding middle-aged man driving down a country lane in a convertible, and listens, questions and shapes, until the life experience of Dieter Dengler becomes unforgettable.