General Information

Glossary: U
Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Casts: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony, David Walton, Clark Duke, Jay Hernandez, Wendell Pierce, Leah McKendrick, Megan Ferguson, Lyle Brocato
IMDB: Uncle Buck (1989) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.9

Reviews

75
Chicago Tribune - Dave Kehr
As long as Hughes is content to provide a simple, flexible format for Candy, Uncle Buck is very entertaining. Hughes seems to have relaxed his usual controlling, compulsively tidy style, taking full advantage of the improvisational talents of his star.
50
Washington Post - Rita Kempley
Uncle Buck is competent comedy, a bit simplistic, a bit stale, no gremlins, no gushiness, no surprises. A Hughes movie offers the kind of reliability you expect from major household appliances or a good set of radials.
50
Los Angeles Times -
Uncle Buck has a medium-level Hughes script, only about half as good as "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," about 50 times as good as "The Great Outdoors."
50
The New York Times - Vincent Canby
Sometimes funny and, in the way of small-screen entertainment, so perfectly predictable that one could mail in the laughs.

Uncle Buck (1989)


As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though - especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.