Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman embarks on an adventure of his life across the US mainland in Tim Burton's family comedy (his first feature). Pee-wee is out to recover his beloved bike after it is stolen in broad daylight.

1985Rating: G90 minsUSA
ComedyKids & Family
Director:
Tim Burton ('Edward Scissorhands', 'Corpse Bride', 'Batman Returns', 'Ed Wood')
Writer:
Phil HartmanPaul ReubensMichael Varhol
Cast:
Paul ReubensElizabeth DailyMark HoltonDiane SalingerMark EverettDaryl Keith Roach

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure / Reviews

Variety

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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