Pee-wee's Big Adventure Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2010
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.
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TIME Magazine
February 9, 2010
Fair warning: this movie could induce terminal boredom in adults and rot the minds of the young.
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 9, 2010
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.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Fed by comic tributaries perhaps, but Pee-Wee Herman comes over as a delightful original.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You have been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5