Uncle Buck
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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 old Miles (Macaulay Culkin), six-year old Maizy (Gaby Hoffman) and their teen-aged sister, Tia (Jean Kelly) are left in the care of Buck. Surprisingly, the very inept Uncle Buck entertains the younger children who come to love him and earns the respect of Tia when he rescues her from her worthless boyfriend. However, in doing so, Buck nearly loses his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the many excellent family films from director and writer John Hughes..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...an agreeable comedy that benefits substantially from Hughes' undeniable gift for seamlessly blending laughs with drama."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Probably Candy's finest role."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Candy in his heyday, but some jokes are dated."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"It's not John Hughes's best film, but it could be his funniest, as well as his saddest."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"The Candy man can make this iffy movie taste good."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"John Candy, John Hughes, precocious kids. Deadly."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"There isn't much to love about the movie besides Candy's excellent performance."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's a goofy movie, but also extraordinarily sly, unafraid to permit generous screentime to bizarre jokes and situations of slack guardian supervision."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Very cute comedy starring the late great John Candy at his most huggable best."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
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