Andrew Moncrieff’s review published on Letterboxd:
The general consensus is that the Pee-Wee movies, unlike the Playhouse series and Pee-Wee Herman Shows, take place in “the real world”. Certainly there are some people here who seem to occupy the real world (at fourteen minutes in, we get our first glimpse at one - the lady in the magic shop who rightly regards Pee-Wee strangely), but some others fit more closely the live action cartoon vibe, an aspect complete with that amazing score frequently Mickey Mousing the action onscreen (like when Pee-Wee knocks). The most obvious is Francis, who like Pee-Wee is a child played by an adult.
Anyway I already reviewed this movie. What can I say? It’s all in the style, the wonderful music and the great script.