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Little Big Man Review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

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

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

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

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  • 70

    out of 100


    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.

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  • 90

    out of 100


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

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