Movie Reviews: Little Man
The Wayans Brothers are adept at making money with their low-brow comedies even as critics sneer. In Little Man, Marlon Wayans's face is superimposed on the body of a little person whose character poses as a baby in order to retrieve a stolen diamond from a couple. Several critics remark that the film probably sets a record for scenes in which a man is kicked in the genitals (eight). Indeed, Geoff Pevere in the Toronto Star concludes his review by remarking, "Unless you're of the temperament that derives boundless pleasure from the serial assault on the genitals of large people by a cut-and-paste little person, Little Man will likely prove about as bearable as diaper rash. On this baby, more than the diaper stinks." It's a metaphor that several other critics employ. Writes Lou Lumenick in the New York Post: "Sexual and toilet humor plumb new depths in Keenen Ivory Wayans' Little Man, which will stink up theaters like several gross of dirty diapers." On the other hand, Scott Bowles in USA Today writes, "Almost in spite of itself, Little Man manages to deliver big laughs. It's not enough to make it a consistently funny movie, but this one-Trick Pony from the Wayans brothers has flashes of humor and sincerity that almost save it from its disastrous ending."