Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7

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Critic Reviews

  1. Has an intangibly charming goofiness about it that is somehow endearing: here is a movie about teenagers that contains no excessive profanity, no drug references, and no explicit sexual activity.
  2. 50
    If the director, Stephen Herek, has any talent for comedy, it's not visible here.
  3. Everything Reeves has done since always has the whiff of "Ted" about it. Party on, dudes.
  4. 40
    Reeves, with his beguilingly blank face and loose-limbed, happy-go-lucky physical vocabulary, and Winter, with his golden curls, gleefully good vibes and 'bodacious' vocabulary, propel this adventure as long as they can.
  5. Meant to be funny, but it only swells the sinus passages. It is a painfully inept comedy.
  6. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    Wow, dudes. Pu-trid. (1989 February 20, p.4D)
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 125 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. SDK
    Mar 24, 2007
    10
    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is the Zen of the 20th century.
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    9
    It's just a really good movie. Plot-wise it was nothing special, but rarely is a movie so enjoyable. It's a stupid movie, but I can't helpIt's just a really good movie. Plot-wise it was nothing special, but rarely is a movie so enjoyable. It's a stupid movie, but I can't help to love it. Very funny and an overall good time. Full Review »
  3. ZackB
    Jul 14, 2008
    10
    Absolutely a film that just makes you feel good. It really does have something for children and adults and it's been my favorite film Absolutely a film that just makes you feel good. It really does have something for children and adults and it's been my favorite film since the 3rd grade. I still remember the day I finally got the 69 joke. What really makes this film work is the endearing innocence of the title characters. Even in comedies it's rare to find characters who blindly accept others as they are and want nothing more than everyone to just have a good time. Furthermore, in my opinion, it genuinely boasts many clever jokes throughout. It's certainly not the greatest movie ever made, but for just being a good time, it's a 10. Full Review »