Big Top Pee-wee (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Top Pee-wee (1988)




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Lovable oddball Pee-Wee Herman runs a farm and becomes involved with a traveling circus in this cartoonish comedy. This lesser but still entertaining sequel to Pee-Wee's Big Adventure finds Pee-Wee spearheading a special tribute to agriculture to save the circus from bankruptcy.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Reubens, George McGrath
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2004
Paramount Home Video


Paul Reubens
as Pee-wee Herman
Valeria Golino
as Gina Piccolapupula
Kris Kristofferson
as Mace Montana
Randy Wayne White
as Vance the Pig
Susan Tyrrell
as Midge Montana
Terrence Mann
as Snowball the Clown
Mary Jackson
as Mrs. Dill
Frances Bay
as Mrs. Haynes
Leo Gordon
as Joe the Blacksmith (...
Carol Infield Siff
as Dot, Siamese Twin
Helen Siff
as Ruth, Siamese Twin
Eve Smith
as Bunny
Franco Columbu
as Otto, The Strongman
Vance Colvig
as Clownie
Matthias Hues
as Oscar, The Lion Tam...
Benicio Del Toro
as Duke the Dog-Faced B...
Lynne Marie Stewart
as Zelda, Bearded Lady
John Sherrod
as Del, The Human Cann...
Joey Arias
as Shim the Half Man/Ha...
Bunny Summers
as Costume Woman
Dustin Diamond
as Child - Deke
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Critic Reviews for Big Top Pee-wee

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Uneven, loopy cult favorite.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

A yeowling comedy. Look out for those sight gags.

December 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Big Top Pee-wee

Not my favorite Pee-Wee, that's for sure. Even though Valeria is a babe, watching Pee-Wee make out with her is creepy. I miss him being my a-sexual friend. The story is a good one, who doesn't want to join the circus?!

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

This movie was a horrible follow up to the awesome original Pee-wee movie. If only they could have got Burton back to direct it... of course he was busy making other great movies like Beetlejuice. This one has a ridiculous story and doesn't feel in touch with what you've gotten to know of Pee-Wee's world. I hated it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Not the most terrific sequel, but Paul Reubens can be fun at times.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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