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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

  PG Closed Captioning

Tim Burton

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Plot Summary

This surprise hit showcases nerdy superstar Pee-wee Herman (Emmy-nominee Paul Reubens - "Blow," TV's "Murphy Brown") in a mad-cap comedy-adventure about a unique "rebel" who takes to the road to track down the kidnappers of his beloved bicycle. Pee-wee Herman is "a genuine cult comic hero," declares Joel Siegel. The Hollywood Reporter raves that this "isn't just the funniest movie of the year; it's one of the funniest movies ever." Special appearances by Emmy-nominee Jan Hooks ("Saturday Night Live"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Morgan Fairchild ("TV's "Friends," TV's "Hotel"), Emmy and Golden Globe-winner James Brolin ("Catch Me If You Can," TV's "Hotel") and rock group Twisted Sister. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tim Burton ("Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"), written by Reubens and Emmy-winner Phil Hartman ("Saturday Night Live," "NewsRadio").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

92%
  • Reviews Counted: 38
  • Fresh: 35
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's surreal, funny, clever and disarming in equal measures. – Film4, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Burton's first feature revels in the weird, the unpredictable, the infantile and the absurd. A dazzling debut. – Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Fed by comic tributaries perhaps, but Pee-Wee Herman comes over as a delightful original. – Time Out, Feb 9, 2010

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Customer Reviews

what the heck

is this a joke u dont have it for buy this is mest up u have every movie but the greats PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE!!!!!!! LET US BUY

One of the best movies ever

just fun to watch it, classic!

BUY IT OPTION PLEASE!

I really want this movie to be available for purchase on iTunes. Sure, there's a lot of cheesy moments (and effects) in this film, but it is a classic!!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1997

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