Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 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)]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. Mar 16, 2014
    The movie is funny. Broderick is a bad actor, indeed. i liked it because the movie itself is good, and the actors won't make it a horrible movie. #NERDPOWER Full Review »
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a showboat for teenage farce and "passive aggressive"-ness, but ends up being short on substance. The whole thing is superficial. Full Review »
  3. Jan 9, 2014
    Such a great teen comedy easily my personal favorite of the john Huges films, The films full of heart wit and deeper meaning in my opinion and the dialog is superb and really shows how us teenagers intact with one and other and how we see the world around us Full Review »