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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    60

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    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)]

  • 100

    out of 100

    Time Richard Schickel

    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]

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

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

  • 60

    out of 100

    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.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Newsweek David Ansen

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

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

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

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