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  • I'm completely unsure what else Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is about. I can tell you that 70 percent of moviegoers in their 20s and 30s will likely find this crazy production to be a barrel of fun, and frequently a barrel of laughs. A certain intelligence peeks through it all. [9 Aug 1985, p.68] show more

  • 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] show more

  • Inspired lunacy, Pee-wee's big adventure is one of the most inventive films in recent memory. This clever and wholly original work incorporates a wide variety of cinematic tools with a fresh and unique sense of style. show more

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  • July 16, 2008 Bigantac8
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    A cult classic, full of quirky humor plus a dance scene for the ages. :o

  • July 11, 2008 Timbiwa
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    A classic. For those who appreciate the " Suitably ridiculous".

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