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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • NA
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    One of the least appealing movies I've seen in a while.... When a member of the audience belched loudly, that got the biggest laugh of the day. [17 June 1986, p.26(E)] show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This is the funniest teen movie I've seen in eons. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film's heart is in the right place, and Ferris Bueller is slight, whimsical and sweet. show more

  • 50
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    That the film doesn't live up to our anticipation of a rolicking good time is only part of its disappointment. [11 June 1986] show more

  • 80
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    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. show more

  • 40
    TV Guide

    The story and pacing of this offbeat comedy wear thin after the first 20 minutes. show more

  • 89
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    When people think fondly of John Hughes, it's movies like Ferris Bueller that they're thinking of. show more

  • 100
    Richard Schickel Time

    Ferris and his adventures represent a teen's dream of glory: to have, at one's fingertips, the technical skills to sabotage the adult world's machinery of oppression and, at the tip of one's tongue, the perfect squelch for grownups' moralistic blather. [23 June 1986] show more

  • 70
    David Ansen Newsweek

    It's basically a mindless paean to goofing off, with interludes of dubious seriousness. [16 June 1986] show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    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 - leaving several slow transitions or awkward moments. show more

  • April 24, 2013 Sweetrose
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    Matthew Broderick (Torch Song Trilogy) ,Alan Ruck (Speed) and Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) are wonderful! A teen plays \"hooky\" with his best friend and makes the school go ragged and nervous Ferris goes AWOL,and takes the day off to see a baseball game.I love this zany movie,when a teen takes over.

  • June 13, 2011 jagsports01
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    It was odd.

  • February 06, 2010 Arosemary 518
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    Ferris Bueller is the most brilliant, refreshing, envigorating wonderful display of comedy captured on film. You cannot just sit there watching this film without a 'constant' grin on your face, not counting the out-burst of laughter in between...

  • January 10, 2010 Paul Preister
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    love it... i hear theres talk about a remake and that would be a really huge mastake this doesnt need a freikin remake!:(

  • June 01, 2009 oneshoredad
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    great movie! right up there with risky business. love the way Ferris looks back at the camera like he knows we're watching him. His friend Camren is the greatest. Shy? but will make prank calls to the school! (let my Camren Go) LOL. Ferris' girlfriend was hot. Roony gets his just deserts. His mom & dad loved him and his sister ends up loving him too. Everyone loves Frerris!

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