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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    TV Guide

    Hoffman is uncharacteristically charming in a demanding role; the supporting cast is uniformly excellent, particularly Chief Dan George as a befuddled patriarch who takes the supernatural as a matter of course. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Arthur Penn's Little Big Man is an endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of a yarn. show more

  • 60
    Kim Newman Empire

    Episodic western with a great performance from Hoffman. show more

  • 90

    It also accomplishes that rarest achievement, the breathing of life into an ossified art form. The '70s has its first great epic. show more

  • 70

    Little Big Man is a sort of vaudeville show, framed in fictional biography, loaded with sketches of varying degrees of serious and burlesque humor, and climaxed by the Indian victory over Gen George A. Custer at Little Big Horn in 1876. show more

  • 60
    Dave Kehr Chicago Reader

    The dual point of view is used effectively, though it's less valid as social criticism (where Penn's observations tend toward facile revisionism) than as an index of the uncertainty that characterizes most of Penn's heroes. show more

  • 30
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    The film tries to cover too much ground, even though Calder Willingham's script eliminates or telescopes events and characters from the Berger novel. show more

  • May 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Outstanding film classic. Faye Dunaway gives a great performance - clearly her best. Dustin Hoffman is always good and doesn't disappoint here. Chief Dan George gives a fine performance also. Movie entertainment ****** best.

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