Uncle Buck
Uncle Buck (1989)

In this cheerful, lightweight comedy, excruciatingly clumsy, disorganized, and messy Uncle Buck Russell (John Candy) becomes the screens most unlikely babysitter since Clifton Webb in Sitting Pretty. While their parents are away, eight-year… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 30, 1998
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64%
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77%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the many excellent family films from director and writer John Hughes...

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an agreeable comedy that benefits substantially from Hughes' undeniable gift for seamlessly blending laughs with drama.

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Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Probably Candy's finest role.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

It's not John Hughes's best film, but it could be his funniest, as well as his saddest.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

The Candy man can make this iffy movie taste good.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

John Candy, John Hughes, precocious kids. Deadly.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

There isn't much to love about the movie besides Candy's excellent performance.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

It's a goofy movie, but also extraordinarily sly, unafraid to permit generous screentime to bizarre jokes and situations of slack guardian supervision.

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Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

Very cute comedy starring the late great John Candy at his most huggable best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Uncle Buck is a good comedy from John Hughes, but it is not his best work. John Candy is good here and he brings his zany humor to an average script. I enjoyed… More
Phil Hubbs
Probably one of John Hughes most loveable comedies with a beautiful performance from Candy as 'Buck' in your typical Hughes teen angst cum family fun… More
Thomas Johnston
Everyone loves Uncle Buck!! ;-)
Nicki Marie
Though technically only probably a 4 star movie, this gets the full 5 stars from me because it is a nostalgic classic which I watched many, many times on tv in… More
Jim Careter
Uncle Buck is a very funny movie, and I love John Candy, but sadly the movie was very boring.
AJ Verser
A cute film from Hughes, but not as good as his previous work. It's not bad, it's just not good either.

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