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Little Big Man 1970 film review

Little Big Man 1970 film review

Little Big Man (1970, United States)

Running time
139 minutes
Our rating
★★★★★★★★★☆ 9 / 10

Dustin Hoffman is one of those great actors, who can play any character. In this film he had an extreme task in front of him: to play the part of 121-year-old veteran Jack, whose life is shown in flashbacks. As a child, he was raised by the Cheyenne tribe, then the US military took him prisoner and handed him into the care of a minister. Jack became a gunslinger, a merchant, a guide, then again lived among the Indians - as an adult at all times he lived between two worlds and cultures. He met a lot of famous people, participated in historical events, such as the Battle of Little Big Horn, and not on the side of white people.

This film was an attempt to overthrow the myth of the American pioneer era. There is nothing heroic, there is pathos or macho characters, which usually showed were classic westerns, this is in fact a anti-western. The director simply showed that the conquest of a new continent was accompanied by genocide. Very well filmed, great Dustin Hoffman playing the role of the main character in different periods of his life. The film won several awards and numerous nominations. But an Oscar for such portrait of American society was too much in 1970s...

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Creators of Little Big Man

Arthur Penn films

Arthur Penn


Calder Willingham films

Calder Willingham


Cast of Little Big Man

Dustin Hoffman films

Dustin Hoffman

as Jack Crabb

Faye Dunaway films

Faye Dunaway

as Mrs Pendrake

Chief Dan George films

Chief Dan George

as Old Lodge Skins

Martin Balsam films

Martin Balsam

as Mr Merriweather

Aimee Eccles films

Aimee Eccles

as Sunshine

Richard Mulligan films

Richard Mulligan

as General Custer

Jeff Corey films

Jeff Corey

as Wild Bill Hickok

Kelly Jean Peters films

Kelly Jean Peters

as Olga Crabb

Carole Androsky films

Carole Androsky

as Caroline Crabb

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