Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Synopsis
A teen (Matthew Broderick) plays hooky in Chicago with friends (Alan Ruck, Mia Sara).
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Time

By Richard Schickel
Ferris and his adventures represent a teen's dream of glory: to have, at one's fingertips, the technical skills to sabotage the adult...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
When people think fondly of John Hughes, it's movies like Ferris Bueller that they're thinking of.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

This is the funniest teen movie I've seen in eons.
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80

Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
This is John Hughes' best teen film, and it's a call to arms to everyone in the world who doesn't want to follow society's lame-ass rules...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

At its best Ferris Bueller is a free-spirited romp, a devil-may-care respite from grueling dailiness.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film's heart is in the right place, and Ferris Bueller is slight, whimsical and sweet.
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70

Newsweek

By David Ansen
It's basically a mindless paean to goofing off, with interludes of dubious seriousness. [16 June 1986]
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60

The New York Times

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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...
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50

Chicago Tribune

That the film doesn't live up to our anticipation of a rolicking good time is only part of its disappointment. [11 June 1986]
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
That the film doesn't live up to our anticipation of a rolicking good time is only part of its disappointment. [11 June 1986]
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classic

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classic...

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Great

By panther96
A classic!...

One of the Greatest Movies Ever

By EddieMac87
This movie is partly responsible for the relationship between my wife and I. We love this movie so much, we named our son Cameron. The characters in this piece are wonderful, the dialogue is funny,...

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

By CinemaSteve
Still is a great movie! We went to a classic revival. Originally released in 1986, this movie still has a number of belly laughs. It also has a great "Twist and Shout" sequence with Matthew Broderick...

Great Classic Movie

By obrion
My family and I were very excited to have the chance to see Ferris Bueller's Day Off on the big screen. This movie is so great. Definitely a classic. I am very glad Regal is showing classic movies...

Best Day of My Last 10 Years

By zkulsrud
I'm 35 and was 8 years old when this came out. I had only seen it on the small screen before this. Seeing it in the theater was like being alive in the 80s again... not as an 8 year old...but as a...

Awesome Movie!

By jasonmark01
If I could pick one comedy to watch my entire life, I would either pick Clue, Mrs. Doubtfire, or this hysterical movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For Coarse Language
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Common Sense Media says Despite language, iffy behavior, this is a comedy classic.
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