Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Reviews

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Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
May 5, 2008
Sporadically hilarious, with roots that run far deeper than expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jon Fortgang
May 5, 2008
There are some great comic set pieces with a seize-the-day vibe for teens.

TV Guide
July 18, 2007
Broderick brings some real charm and chutzpah to the part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
July 18, 2007
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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2007
The overriding impression is one of utter nihilism, of a world divided into bored, crassly materialistic teenagers and doltish, unfeeling adults.
David Medsker
October 7, 2006
A comedy classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 16, 2006
Not only captures what being a teenager and a high schooler felt like, but also embodies what life ought to be like.
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Time Out
February 11, 2006
Ferris is an admittedly entertaining, at times delightful fellow. How unfortunate that no one got to wring the little bastard's neck.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2006
...removed from the moment, the high capitalism of the mid-1980s, the movie seems mild and pleasantly whimsical.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 2, 2006
A next generation Eddie Haskell, Ferris Bueller redefined "cool" misbehavior for Generation X....Hughes has a knack for memorable set pieces. [new DVD review]
| Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Chauncey
June 9, 2005
Who among Generation X doesn't like-love-Ferris Bueller?
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Eminently quotable and very, very fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
Too much fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
March 8, 2004
Everyone who grew up in the 80s wanted to BE Broderick in this film.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Nina Darnton
New York Times
May 21, 2003
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.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 2, 2003
Time has caught up with the movie's once-iconic status, and it now seems more an artifact of its era than the 'with it' movie it once was.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Drenched in Eighties-style teen spirit.
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 10, 2003
What is the very best high school movie ever made? 'Bueller' ...'Bueller',...'Bueller'............
| Original Score: 5/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This is John Hughes' best teen film, and it's a call to arms to everyone in the world who doesn't want to follow society's lame-ass rules at the expense of living a cool life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Whether you're coming to this happy-go-lucky comedy with fresh eyes or through a miasma of nostalgia, there's something here for everyone to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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