Big Top Pee-wee
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Pee-Wee lives on a farm that is full of talking animals and very large produce. One morning, after a tornado blows through, he wakes up to find a circus deposited in his back yard. Upon learning that they are facing bankruptcy, he suggests… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 22, 1988
DVD Release Date: July 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Uneven, loopy cult favorite.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Even the animals want to run away with another circus.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Pee-wee's always funny, but Randal Kleiser doesn't know what to do with him.

Cole Smithey

A yeowling comedy. Look out for those sight gags.

Christopher Null

If there's a lower form of comedy than circus humor I've yet to encounter it.

Michael Clawson
West Valley View

Fun for children, embarrassing for adults, especially now knowing Pee-Wee's illegal indulgences.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's too bad that Tim Burton went on to bigger and better things.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

What a waste.

Scott Weinberg

Lacks the zeal and oddball energy of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, but fans (and kids) should find enough to enjoy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Alexis Nomm
Not my favorite Pee-Wee, that's for sure. Even though Valeria is a babe, watching Pee-Wee make out with her is creepy. I miss him being my a-sexual friend.… More
Jason Spencer
I really dug this flick as a kid. Paul Rubens had some misfortunes off screen but he did manage to bring a couple real good kid flicks out. Not as good as Big… More
Aj V
This movie was a horrible follow up to the awesome original Pee-wee movie. If only they could have got Burton back to direct it... of course he was busy making… More
Curtis Lilly
Sooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. What happened to our beloved Pee wee's big adventure?
Tim Salmons
Not the most terrific sequel, but Paul Reubens can be fun at times.
Lafe Fredbjornson
The magic and fantasy of Pee-Wee is lost in this sequel. It's gross to see Pee-Wee fall in love with a woman. There aren't any wacky misadventures or… More

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