Uncle Buck

1989 • 100 minutes
4.7
619 reviews
62%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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Comedy acting legend John Candy turns in a signature performance in this effort from director John Hughes as a notoriously irresponsible uncle left to care for his brother's kids during a family crisis. Packed with a host of noteworthy supporting performances, the heartwarming family comedy also features Macaulay Culkin in an early career role shortly before his breakout turn in the Home Alone franchise.
Rating
PG

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4.7
619 reviews
Russell Rogers
December 28, 2019
I think this was a movie made specifically for teen girls in the 80's since the overall lesson of the movie is, "some young men want to do "adult stuff" with you even when you're not ready for that stuff". I'm only saying this because the humor is light yet slapstick-ish, but the drama (which there is much of) is centered around teen girl angst. Also, lots of swearing from very young children (GD and S words) so not something to show your kids unless your fine with this.
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AJ Schultz (aAmosche The IV)
February 1, 2014
This film packs humour, friendship, and serious life lessons all for me to watch on my screen. Not exactly everything to mimic, or imitate, however the show displays where family needs to step up, and show support for one another, in a meaningful way.
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A Google user
May 25, 2015
An amazing movie from John Candy. I remember watching this moving while being stuck in the van on long family road trips. It brings me back in time and I love every minute of it. An excellent family movie, and an all time classic.
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