Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 11, 1986
DVD Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Matthew Broderick charms in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a light and irrepressibly fun movie about being young and having fun.

Hollywood Reporter

Chalk up a summer sleeper hit for John Hughes and Paramount.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

[While Risky Business] suggested that money isn't everything, Ferris Bueller insists just the opposite.

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

Broderick's smooth, ever-confident patter gives Ferris Bueller's Day Off just the right air of breezy insouciance.

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Patrick Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

What should've been a joyful romp turns into a stale, sour-edged celebration of the New Conformist, an affluent, technology-addled cherub without a rebellious whim in his brain.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

A film that doesn't seem to know what it's about until the end.

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Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News

This is a lark that I think you'll respond to and cheer on, a lark about one young man who goes to exaggerated lengths, fighting massive odds and disapproving, fearful people, to take a day off.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It is most curious that Hughes, who is obviously clever and talented, has failed to develop the intriguing situation he has set in motion.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Here is a dream as old as adolescence, and it is fun to be reminded of its ageless potency, especially in a movie as good-hearted as this one.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

Broderick is remarkably likeable as the arrogant, spoilt brat, Ruck is excellent as his melancholy friend and Jones almost steals the show.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
It's an outrageous, clever and charming comedy of youth in revolt that John Hughes is accustomed to. Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a classical… More
Chris Weber
John Hughes struck gold once again with this sharp romp about the ultimate day of school skipping. Ferris Bueller is a high school legend. You know the cliche:… More
Mark Hobin
John Hughes would go on to write bigger hits (Home Alone). But of everything he directed, this was his biggest box office success. It's easy to see why.… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] It's Matthew Broderick who makes Ferris Bueller a likable character, and helps… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Though it sinks to teen-film cliches at times, the film is undeniably iconic and memorable, and, at times, strangely brilliant and haunting (the museum scene… More
Kase Vollebregt
Forever considered a classic in my mind, John Hughes's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is a brilliantly written and executed satire/slapstick… More