Ferris Bueller's Day Off Reviews

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June 16, 2019
Starts as a silly teen comedy but then has a surprising amount of emotional heft to it
June 10, 2016
"Ferris Bueller" has some cheerfully zany scenes, but lacks the originality and verve of Hughes' previous telltale teen comedies.
May 21, 2016
That eighties gem that still shines from beginning to end.
June 5, 2015
Chalk up a summer sleeper hit for John Hughes and Paramount.
July 19, 2014
Broderick's smooth, ever-confident patter gives Ferris Bueller's Day Off just the right air of breezy insouciance.
April 23, 2014
This is a lark that I think you'll respond to and cheer on, a lark about one young man who goes to exaggerated lengths, fighting massive odds and disapproving, fearful people, to take a day off.
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.
April 23, 2014
A minor summertime diversion that could have been much more.
October 25, 2011
Proof, the best in the filmmaker's career, that a movie doesn't need to bend over backwards for Meaning to be absolutely great.
August 8, 2011
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.
August 5, 2011
its willingness to break convention and throw us into the fantastical, but strangely believable world of its characters makes Ferris Bueller not only Hughes's best teen films, but one of the best teen films ever made
December 14, 2010
Hilarious comedy classic; language makes it PG-13.
May 7, 2009
The quintessential teen comedy, this is a movie that could and should serve as a model for movies of this sort in the future.
May 6, 2009
One has to marvel at just how perfectly Hughes nails his frustratingly entitled mise-en-scne, which he unquestionably does in the film's mesmerizing detour inside an art museum.
July 24, 2008
There is a degree of rebellion in Ferris and a dash of teenage angst in Cameron, but basically Hughes is handing us a joyful bit of fluff.
May 5, 2008
Sporadically hilarious, with roots that run far deeper than expected.
May 5, 2008
There are some great comic set pieces with a seize-the-day vibe for teens.
July 18, 2007
Broderick brings some real charm and chutzpah to the part.
October 7, 2006
A comedy classic.
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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