"Nothing more and nothing less than a bubble bath of nostalgia for the many adoring fans of Pee-wee."
Charles Isherwood for New York Times
"Gleeful dash of sunny but slightly subversive fun."
Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"This is essentially a nostalgic trip."
Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post
"About the kindest thing one can say is: It is at least a harmless kind of idiocy."
John Simon for Bloomberg
"Pee-wee is as dangerously uncontrollable as ever, representing the fun-loving yet wild little kid in all of us."
David Sheward for Back Stage
"You’re either firmly in his camp, or you wonder why anybody would pay to see such an odd individual."
Robert Feldberg for The Record
"Daffy, kitschy and ridiculously fun"
David Cote for Time Out New York
"Newcomers to the Pee-wee cult are likely to be dumbfounded by it all, but fans of Reubens' whimsical artistry should expect a lot of dandy fun — infinity."
Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey
"The Pee-wee faithful are unlikely to quibble about narrative substance while they’re busy mainlining trippy color, subversive comedy, mad energy and beloved catchphrases."
David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter
"Newcomers are unlikely to be converted, and might just as well stay home."
Steven Suskin for Variety