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
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  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
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 136 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    10
    John Hughes made many great, intelligent, and wickedly witty films throughout the 80's. Bueller is one of his best, and its also one of theJohn Hughes made many great, intelligent, and wickedly witty films throughout the 80's. Bueller is one of his best, and its also one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Full Review »
  2. 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 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 »
  3. Aug 30, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This movie is just a masterpiece. It captures the essence of high school and is incredibly to boot. I was directed and written by John Hughes (Home Alone, The Breakfast Club) and with all of his early work it balances comedy right along with the darker moments. It's only flaw is that I think it doesn't quite tie up all the loose ends, which leaves the viewer wondering but I still wanted to see more. Its comedic, dark, and has some of my favourite characters in film. Full Review »