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Pee-wee's Big Adventure Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The film's inventiveness is on display from the get-go.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 4/4

October 4, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Chiefly successful because of its commitment to an artistic ideal: make something that looks, talks, feels, and moves like a cartoon.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

August 27, 2012
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A purely creative movie that one must admit has no equal in cinema history (for better or worse). [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

October 14, 2011
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Reubens always lets us feel superior to his creation, and when his character slips, as it does more than once in this first feature outing, his own condescension shows through.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 9, 2010


It's surreal, funny, clever and disarming in equal measures.

Full Review Source: Film4

February 9, 2010

TIME Magazine
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Fair warning: this movie could induce terminal boredom in adults and rot the minds of the young.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 9, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Two stars were born with the release of this film -- one in front of the camera and one behind it.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 9, 2010

Empire Magazine

Burton's first feature revels in the weird, the unpredictable, the infantile and the absurd. A dazzling debut.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

February 9, 2010
Variety Staff
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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 Source: Variety

February 9, 2010
Beth Accomando

The filmmakers create a zany and surreal world for Pee-wee yet it all seems perfectly natural and credible. Plus, it's all infused with a subdued yet rampant silliness that's enchanting.

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July 8, 2008
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tim Burton's visual imagination proves a perfect match for Pee-wee's fanciful exploits.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2006
Cole Smithey

Goofy, silly, and just plain funny.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2006

Time Out
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Fed by comic tributaries perhaps, but Pee-Wee Herman comes over as a delightful original.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Christopher Null

Arguably Tim Burton's strangest film.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 25, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Já exibindo seu senso de humor bizarro, Burton impressiona em sua estréia como diretor, criando uma aventura ingênua, mas inventiva (e Reubens é um comediante de mão cheia).

| Original Score: 4/5

March 28, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Mostly the film is filled with bizarre jokes that only grow funnier as the film's cult appeal increases; it wears its 20 years well.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

August 30, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson

...the movie retains its innocence without being bland, which is a tough balance to pull off.

Full Review Source: Geekweek | Original Score: 5/5

July 16, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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You have been warned.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 20, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

This is the movie that, rightfully, catapulted both Tim Burton and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman) into the superstar arena.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A little gem, odd, quirky and completely different; James Brolin as Pee Wee Herman is a blast.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2003
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