Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    100
    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]
  2. When people think fondly of John Hughes, it's movies like Ferris Bueller that they're thinking of.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    88
    This is the funniest teen movie I've seen in eons.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. JC
    Dec 9, 2007
    10
    It's funny how some of those 'professional' critics simply didn't get the point of the film, and thought it was a crass movie with no moral or message in the story. Full Review »
  2. PhilL
    Jul 9, 2007
    9
    FUNNY, FUNNY and did I mention that it's FUNNY?
  3. Jul 6, 2014
    10
    Ferris Bueller is Broderick's best role next to Election. The movie is flat out hilarious with clever acting from
    every actor. Ferris is as
    funny as The Breakfast Club and the movie is an 80's comedy classic. Ferris is one of the funniest movies from director John Hughes. Full Review »