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Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)

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Paul Reubens's followup to the box-office hit Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is just as outrageous and cartoonish, though not as good. This time, child-man Pee-Wee runs a colorful farm, chock full of talking animals and outsized produce. On the morning after a tornado of Wizard of Oz dimensions, Pee-Wee awakens to discover that a travelling circus has been deposited in his back yard. Befriended by circus owner Kris Kristofferson, Pee-Wee takes an acrobatic job, hoping to impress lovely trapeze artist

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Comedy

Paul Reubens, George McGrath

Jul 6, 2004

Paramount Home Video

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (13) | DVD (7)

Uneven, loopy cult favorite.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A yeowling comedy. Look out for those sight gags.

December 5, 2005 | Comment (1)
ColeSmithey.com

It's too bad that Tim Burton went on to bigger and better things.

November 6, 2005
7M Pictures

Even the animals want to run away with another circus.

December 31, 2004 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

If there's a lower form of comedy than circus humor I've yet to encounter it.

July 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Comment (1)
Filmcritic.com

What a waste.

August 11, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Pee-wee's always funny, but Randal Kleiser doesn't know what to do with him.

January 9, 2003
New Times

Fun for children, embarrassing for adults, especially now knowing Pee-Wee's illegal indulgences.

August 1, 2002 | Comment (1)

Lacks the zeal and oddball energy of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, but fans (and kids) should find enough to enjoy.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

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?!
April 4, 2011
theylovealexis

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.
February 13, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

I really dug this flick as a kid. Paul Rubens had some misfortunes off screen but he did manage to bring a couple real good kid flicks out.
Not as good as Big Adventure but still had a lot of magic and a good cast.
April 4, 2009
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