Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Universal acclaim- based on 240 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ferris Bueller. Larger than life. Blessed with a magical sense of serendipity. He's a model for all those who take themselves too seriously. A guy who knows the value of a day off. Ferris Bueller's Day Off chronicles the events in the day of a rather magical young man, Ferris (Broderick).Ferris Bueller. Larger than life. Blessed with a magical sense of serendipity. He's a model for all those who take themselves too seriously. A guy who knows the value of a day off. Ferris Bueller's Day Off chronicles the events in the day of a rather magical young man, Ferris (Broderick). One spring day, toward the end of his senior year, Ferris gives into an overwhelming urge to cut school and head for downtown Chicago with his girl (Sara) and his best friend (Ruck), to see the sights, experience a day of freedom and show that with a little ingenuity, a bit of courage and a red Ferrari, life at 17 can be a joy! (Paramount) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Time
    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. This is the funniest teen movie I've seen in eons.
  4. Newsweek
    Reviewed by: David Ansen
    70
    It's basically a mindless paean to goofing off, with interludes of dubious seriousness. [16 June 1986]
  5. 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.
  6. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Gene Siskel
    50
    That the film doesn't live up to our anticipation of a rolicking good time is only part of its disappointment. [11 June 1986]
  7. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Julie Salamon
    0
    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.E26]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  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. Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2015
    10
    This is an original, well written, hilarious piece of cinematography. Every role is cast perfectly, the movie will have you laughing throughThis is an original, well written, hilarious piece of cinematography. Every role is cast perfectly, the movie will have you laughing through most of its plot except the parts where you aren't supposed which are well done and written as well. True classic! Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2014
    10
    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 andSuch 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 Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2013
    8
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is not about Ferris Bueller. It's about the characters surrounding him and the behavior he can evoke. Everybody knowsFerris Bueller's Day Off is not about Ferris Bueller. It's about the characters surrounding him and the behavior he can evoke. Everybody knows it's really Cameron Frye's Day Off, anyway. Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2014
    8
    Um dos filmes das divertido da década de 80, um clássico da comédia inesquecível considerado por mim um dos melhores adolescente de todos osUm dos filmes das divertido da década de 80, um clássico da comédia inesquecível considerado por mim um dos melhores adolescente de todos os tempos, um clássico. Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2016
    7
    His day off just seems like another misadventure from the beginning, but it makes us look farther into the story and you'll love every singleHis day off just seems like another misadventure from the beginning, but it makes us look farther into the story and you'll love every single bit of this story just as no other story. Expand
  7. Mar 10, 2012
    0
    tom cruise was just brutal i hated his singing and his no shirt swandive it wasnt poopalisious..........but then again its my favorite movie.tom cruise was just brutal i hated his singing and his no shirt swandive it wasnt poopalisious..........but then again its my favorite movie. im a tough critic Expand

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