Uncle Buck (1989)
Uncle Buck (1989)
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Critic Reviews for Uncle Buck
The supposedly sweet domestic comedy hits too many sour notes to remain in tune, even if always competent.
One of the many excellent family films from director and writer John Hughes...
It's not John Hughes's best film, but it could be his funniest, as well as his saddest.
There isn't much to love about the movie besides Candy's excellent performance.
...an agreeable comedy that benefits substantially from Hughes' undeniable gift for seamlessly blending laughs with drama.
Audience Reviews for Uncle Buck
Uncle Buck is a good comedy from John Hughes, but it is not his best work. John Candy is good here and he brings his zany humor to an average script. I enjoyed Uncle Buck, but compared to other films that Hughes has directed far superior films, and with Uncle Buck, we still see that magic that he has, but his ideas are somewhat lacking, and the film struggles in some areas with the material. There is enough funny bits to make this one worth seeing, and it is a fun and entertaining film that despite it's slow in parts, is never dull due to Candy's always loveable performance. John Hughes' direction is terrific, but at times you can clearly see where the film could have been improved on. Uncle Buck is really funny with a good story and worthwhile performances. If you're looking for a good family comedy to watch, then give this one a shot. John Candy is amusing here, and he makes so-so material better. For me the best collaboration between Hughes and Candy was Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but Uncle Buck still manages to have all the usual elements from a John Hughes movie. The film has a bit of drama thrown into the comedy as well, so you can expect something a bit serious, which is typical of a Hughes movie. Uncle Buck is funny, dramatic and warm hearted all in one movie. However John Hughes has made better movies throughout his career. Candy makes this worth seeing and it is an entertaining film, but it could have been a bit better as well.
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Uncle Buck is a very funny movie, and I love John Candy, but sadly the movie was very boring.
Uncle Buck Quotes
|Miles Russell:||Who are you?|
|Uncle Buck Russell:||I'm your uncle?|
|Uncle Buck Russell:||(showing his axe to Bug) Here it is, come on over I wanna show it to ya. Maybe later? Okay.|
|Uncle Buck Russell:||Here it is, come on over I wanna show it to ya. Maybe later? Okay.|
|Miles Russell:||[to his friends after pulling out horrible food Uncle Buck prepared for him] Would you like to talk about a possible lunch trade?|
|Uncle Buck Russell:||"Get in your mouse, and get out of here."|
|Uncle Buck Russell:||Get in your mouse, and get out of here.|
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