Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
  • PG
  • 1h 30m
  • 1985
Certified Fresh87%
Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
When Pee-wee Herman's idyllic world is destroyed by the theft of his fire-engine red bicycle, the pre-pubescent adult sets out on a manic cross-country odyssey to recover his most valued possession. Director Tim Burton makes his feature-film debut with this comic masterpiece.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh87%
Critics Consensus: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure brings Paul Reubens' famous character to the big screen intact, along with enough inspired silliness to dazzle children of all ages.
Reviews
TIME Magazine
Rotten

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

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Children should love the film and adults will be dismayed by the light brushstrokes with which Pau...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Brian Case
Fresh

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

June 21, 2017
More on Rotten Tomatoes

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
Common Sense Says
Just as charming and curious as it was in 1985.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, a quirky 1985 movie, is a cult-classic among devotees of Paul Reubens' bow-tied alter ego. Although even preschoolers will likely find Pee-Wee's antics funny, there are some sinister dream sequences and near-fights that might frighten the youngest of viewers. Large Marge is especially scary. Elementary-aged kids, however, are just the right age to appreciate Pee-Wee's singular mission to find his beloved stolen red bicycle and to witness the various hilarious ways he manages to get out of scrapes without ever getting hurt.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Educational Value
Details
Positive Messages
Details
Positive Role Models
Details
Violence & Scariness
Details
Sexy Stuff
Details
Language
Details
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:July 19, 1985
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More

You Might Also Like...

New Releases

Booksmart
Ma
MIB: International
Head Full of Honey
Driven
SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, THE
Disneynature Penguins
The Banana Splits Movie
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Amazing Grace