Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985

Critics score:
88 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: You have been warned. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: 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. Read more

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

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

Variety Staff, Variety: 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. Read more