Big Top Pee-Wee
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Paul Reubens's followup to the box-office hit Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is just as outrageous and cartoonish, though not as good. This time, child-man Pee-Wee runs a colorful farm, chock full of talking animals and outsized produce. On the morning after a tornado of Wizard of Oz dimensions, Pee-Wee awakens to discover that a travelling circus has been deposited in his back yard. Befriended by circus owner Kris Kristofferson, Pee-Wee takes an acrobatic job, hoping to impress lovely trapeze artist Valeria Golino--thereby incurring the jealous rage of his hometown sweetie Penelope Ann… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Uneven, loopy cult favorite."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"Even the animals want to run away with another circus."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Pee-wee's always funny, but Randal Kleiser doesn't know what to do with him."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A yeowling comedy. Look out for those sight gags."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"If there's a lower form of comedy than circus humor I've yet to encounter it."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Fun for children, embarrassing for adults, especially now knowing Pee-Wee's illegal indulgences."
‑ Michael Clawson, West Valley View
"It's too bad that Tim Burton went on to bigger and better things."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"What a waste."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Lacks the zeal and oddball energy of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, but fans (and kids) should find enough to enjoy."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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