Pee Wee's Big Adventure Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 5279

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 205

Theatrical Release Date: 07/26/1985

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Tim Burton

Actors: Paul Reubens, Mark Holton, Elizabeth Daily, Daryl Roach, Diane Salinger

Plot: An "interesting" man has his bike stolen from under his nose as he must investigate and travel around the country following clues to regain his state of the art bike.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019

Annoyingly likable, and fun, this is an imaginative debut for the iconic Paul Reubens character.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/24/2014

Good all pee wee.

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Snoogans - wrote on 11/14/2011

Different than the T.V. show that would later spawn from this film. There are some darker implications at play, and some truly funny moments within the sketch-like nature of the story. This 'road trip' formula works due to the title character's outlandish stunts and childish demeanor juxtaposed with a believable, adult reality. A "family film" in the sense that everyone can watch this and have a varying reaction depending on their age. I found new ways of enjoyment after having seen this as a small child and again as an adult over two decades later. I like it even more now, surprisingly. Good silly entertainment.

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Review - Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Delorted - wrote on 12/17/2007

After his eccentric bike was stolen, Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) set off on a nation-wide search for his beloved transportation. Pee-wee comes to life on the big screen in “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.”

In director Tim Burton’s debut feature film, he shows just what he can do as a director, though he definitely did get better over time. The movie is a bizarre, absurdist comedy that still feels real to an extent.

Another debut in this movie is composer Danny Elfman, who got his first big break here. It’s also not his best score, but it’s just as powerful for his career as the movie was for Burton.

There’s not really much to say about “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” other than “See it.” It’s a funny movie with lots of humorous acting and writing that is hard to …

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