• PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Hughes
    In Theaters:
    Jun 11, 1986 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 19, 1999
  • Paramount Pictures

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Reviews

Patrick Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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What should've been a joyful romp turns into a stale, sour-edged celebration of the New Conformist, an affluent, technology-addled cherub without a rebellious whim in his brain.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

April 23, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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It is most curious that Hughes, who is obviously clever and talented, has failed to develop the intriguing situation he has set in motion.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

April 23, 2014
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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[While Risky Business] suggested that money isn't everything, Ferris Bueller insists just the opposite.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2014
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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A film that doesn't seem to know what it's about until the end.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 16, 2013
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Here is a dream as old as adolescence, and it is fun to be reminded of its ageless potency, especially in a movie as good-hearted as this one.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 8, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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Ferris Bueller exhibits John Hughes on an off day. Paucity of invention here lays bare the total absence of plot or involving situations.

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July 18, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The overriding impression is one of utter nihilism, of a world divided into bored, crassly materialistic teenagers and doltish, unfeeling adults.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 18, 2007

Time Out
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Ferris is an admittedly entertaining, at times delightful fellow. How unfortunate that no one got to wring the little bastard's neck.

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February 11, 2006
Nina Darnton
New York Times
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In this film [Hughes] has created a character who is every teen-ager's fantasy, but in the process he has lost some of the authenticity of his other films.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 21, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The film's heart is in the right place, and Ferris Bueller is slight, whimsical and sweet.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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