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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Reviews

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April 23, 2014
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.
April 23, 2014
Ferris Bueller`s Day Off goes through the motions of enjoyable experiences without communicating much joy.
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.
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2009
It's an airhead teen film that nevertheless caught the public's fancy and still remains a popular cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 23, 2014
[While Risky Business] suggested that money isn't everything, Ferris Bueller insists just the opposite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
July 18, 2007
The overriding impression is one of utter nihilism, of a world divided into bored, crassly materialistic teenagers and doltish, unfeeling adults.
January 16, 2013
A film that doesn't seem to know what it's about until the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 23, 2014
It is most curious that Hughes, who is obviously clever and talented, has failed to develop the intriguing situation he has set in motion.
January 3, 2018
The whole script is off-balance.
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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.
June 10, 2016
"Ferris Bueller" has some cheerfully zany scenes, but lacks the originality and verve of Hughes' previous telltale teen comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 6, 2009
One has to marvel at just how perfectly Hughes nails his frustratingly entitled mise-en-scène, which he unquestionably does in the film's mesmerizing detour inside an art museum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 24, 2006
...removed from the moment, the high capitalism of the mid-1980s, the movie seems mild and pleasantly whimsical.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The film's heart is in the right place, and Ferris Bueller is slight, whimsical and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 15, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 23, 2014
Broderick is remarkably likeable as the arrogant, spoilt brat, Ruck is excellent as his melancholy friend and Jones almost steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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