Accepted Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 28, 2010
It has a few funny bits here and there, but they're deeply mired in the seen-it-all-beforeness of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 17, 2007
Sporadically entertaining but relentlessly lightweight...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Though keeping worthwhile targets - like professors who want to see their most creative students fail - director Steve Pink lets his punk inspiration slide into standard school rivalries and unrelated slapstick.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The movie works on the pure energy of its straight-faced silliness.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
November 12, 2006
[Accepted] would be funnier with an R rating on principle
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 5, 2006
Average comedy that's low on jokes and doesn't quite live up to its premise, though it remains watchable thanks to a charming performance by Justin Long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 28, 2006
Amid the corny cliches, the writers have buried several genuinely hilarious throwaway lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 2, 2006
Wants to be so much funnier than it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 31, 2006
A flat comedy based on a flimsy premise and filled out with the usual "snowballing lie" plot, climaxing in the "rousing speech."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
August 28, 2006
expect an uneasy feeling of recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
August 26, 2006
Subversive, sophomoric comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
August 25, 2006
It's merely the latest entry (and a regrettably PG-13 rated one at that) in the "slobs vs. snobs" comedy subgenre that dates back to the far superior Animal House.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 23, 2006
If -- for whatever incomprehensible reason -- you're searching for a movie with maximum ennui value, this is that movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 22, 2006
Unfortunately for Accepted, the movie's make-the-grade spunkiness as a collegiate cut-up has been emphatically Denied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 21, 2006
Even the characters in the movie are saying at the beginning, 'This is crazy. This will never work.' And I'm like, you know what? You're right. It never will. Not for one second. Even in a whacky comedy like this.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
August 21, 2006
Could possibly gain Frat Pack pledge Justin Long his own acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
August 21, 2006
Slackers, Rejoice! Makes the comedy honor roll for being inventive and riotously funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 21, 2006
I went in expecting that "Accepted" would flunk its PG-13 comedy course within minutes. Was I ever surprised to discover that it's sometimes clever, and surprisingly gentle -- a formula to be sure, yes, but an enjoyable one all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 21, 2006
You have to cheer a film that chooses the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" as its anthem and not something by Matchbox 20.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
Premiere Magazine
August 20, 2006
One could argue that you shouldn't expect a teen comedy to offer a nuanced depiction of the role of education in public life, but in response I'd refer you to Election and Clueless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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