Little Big Man details
|Starring:||Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Richard Mulligan, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns|
Little Big Man
|Run time:||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Jun 2004|
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Very enjoyable tragi-comedy...By Weezil (15 reviews) from Surrey , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]?Little Big Man? has dated a little, but did much at the time of its production to break the stereotype of Native Americans as savages. It conveys the complexities and contradictions surrounding the slaughter of a race of people, and the tragedy of these scenes often outweighs the comedy of the rest of the film. Dustin Hoffman is fine as the diminutive protagonist of this film but the best performances come from the supporting cast, with Richard Mulligan as the preening cock Custer and Chief Dan George as Old Lodge Skins.
This picaresque epic is still a very enjoyable and moving film 34 years on.
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An Enjoyable Long WatchBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 04 May 2013It was hard to make out whether this was supposed to be a serious film about the life of a white man who becomes a red Indian or a comedy, so whimsical were some of the episodes. In the end it was an enjoyably long watch which didn't really move me that much.
funny stuff!By a customer , 19 Dec 2012rented this for a mate who said it was a favourite o fhis he'd not seen in years. I didn't expect to like it as westerns are sssoooo many and often badly acted, produced etc. Was happily surprised 15 minutes into the film when I'm sat with a smile & watched the whole thing with said smile! A smile is not easy for me so that alone gives this film a thumbs up! Watch it for fun and originality!
little big manBy a customer , 01 Aug 2011Marvellous, fantastic, funny ,sad, great veiwing dustin hoffman was wonderful in this part, what a star.
up there with the greats
Not Hoffman at his best...By DJLS (8 reviews) from Brighton , 16 May 2011I normally love movies with Dustin Hoffman. He tends to pick great roles that highlight his acting talents. But Little Big Man is not one of his great roles in my opinion. Despite the movie's sensitive observation of the treatment of Native-Americans, the movie tends to stumble awkwardly between comedy and brutality, and I thought the Arthur Penn's focus on bloodletting was a little too much.
There are some great cameo turns here though, with Martin Balsam as an optimistic sideshow conman, Faye Dunaway as Hoffman's amorous saviour, and of course the wonderful Chief Dan George as Hoffman's world-weary, philosophical adopted grandfather.
A good story, but not as well-told as some other great westerns. Try The Outlaw Josey Wales before renting this one. It's funnier, and the action much, much better.
Unconvincing sentimentBy CGW (10 reviews) from Middlesbrough , 07 May 2010'They don't make films like this anymore' - thank goodness! There is probably a good idea trying to get out, but too often this gets lost in sentimentality and Dustin Hoffman acting cute. Reasonably interesting to start with, but tails off badly and is over-long to boot!