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PG| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
When Cindy (Elaine Bromka) and her husband, Bob (Garrett Brown), have to leave town for a family emergency, there is only one person available to babysit for their three kids: Bob's lazy, carefree brother, Buck (John Candy). While he immediately gets along with the two younger children (Gaby Hoffman, Macaulay Culkin), Buck must change his bachelor lifestyle if he wants to be a responsible caregiver for the angst-filled teenager, Tia (Jean Louisa Kelly).

Cast: John Candy , Amy Madigan , Jean Louisa Kelly , Gaby Hoffman , Macaulay Culkin , Elaine Bromka , Garrett Brown , Laurie Metcalf

Director: John Hughes

Genres: Comedy

Uncle Buck (1989)

Release Date: August 16th, 1989|1 hr. 40 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A John Hughes movie is 15 minutes of material stretched into a 90-minute feature by a rec-room rack from the Karloff estate; the only question is whether the 15 have their comic compensations. Uncle Buck has a few, though they're typically compromised by the cut-and-paste nature of the rest. [16 Aug 1989, p.4D] show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    As long as Hughes is content to provide a simple, flexible format for Candy, Uncle Buck is very entertaining. Hughes seems to have relaxed his usual controlling, compulsively tidy style, taking full advantage of the improvisational talents of his star. show more

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    Half-way through Uncle Buck, however, the plot abandons reality and is content to settle into the realm of cheap yuks. The film suffers accordingly and becomes so much like the unnatural potato chips and pretzel food snacks that our hero is fond of noshing. Uncle Buck tastes great, yes. But it sure doesn't fill you up. [16 Aug 1989, p.D6] show more

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