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Pee Wee's Big Adventure

PG In Theaters 07/25/1985 , 92min.
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Viewer Score
80%
Viewer score based on 2 ratings
47%
Critic score based on 13 reviews

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July 16, 2008
Bigantac8
A cult classic, full of quirky humor plus a dance scene for the ages. :o
July 11, 2008
Timbiwa
A classic. For those who appreciate the " Suitably ridiculous".

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Variety
Children should love the film and adults will be dismayed by the light brushstrokes with which Paul Reubens (one of three credited screenwriters, but star-billed under his stage name, Pee-wee Herman) suggests touches of Buster Keaton and Eddie Cantor. Full Review
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
Nothing, absolutely nothing, at either location is the slightest bit funny. [13 Sep 1985, p.C] Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Pee- wee's Big Adventure is a shrewdly observed, deftly executed looney tune. [9 Aug 1985, p.42] Full Review
Julie Salamon
Wall Street Journal
The movie has the cartoonish realism of a Muppet movie. However, Mr. Herman is no Kermit the Frog, although he made me feel like Oscar the Grouch. [13 Aug 1985, p.1] Full Review
Llyod Sachs
Chicago Sun-Times
Pee-wee's Big Adventure goes up and down the hills of Pee-wee shtick, without much concern for things like cohesiveness and consistency. What makes it wear so well is the balance achieved between Pee-wee's nitwit nervousness and his pathetic optimism. [12 Aug 1985, p.35] Full Review

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