Ferris Bueller's Day Off Reviews

January 3, 2018
The whole script is off-balance.
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
It is most curious that Hughes, who is obviously clever and talented, has failed to develop the intriguing situation he has set in motion.
April 23, 2014
[While Risky Business] suggested that money isn't everything, Ferris Bueller insists just the opposite.
April 23, 2014
Ferris Bueller`s Day Off goes through the motions of enjoyable experiences without communicating much joy.
January 16, 2013
A film that doesn't seem to know what it's about until the end.
February 11, 2009
It's an airhead teen film that nevertheless caught the public's fancy and still remains a popular cult favorite.
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.
July 18, 2007
The overriding impression is one of utter nihilism, of a world divided into bored, crassly materialistic teenagers and doltish, unfeeling adults.
Top Critic
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.
September 3, 2004
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.
August 30, 2002