• PG-13, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Steve Pink
    In Theaters:
    Aug 18, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 14, 2006
  • Universal Pictures


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Accepted Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

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 Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

December 28, 2010
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Perhaps you would find more success at a direct-to-video institution. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

August 17, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Half-witted it may be, but as back-to-school time-killers go, Accepted's right on the edge of acceptable.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

August 18, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Accepted cannot handle its pretensions toward social commentary.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 18, 2006
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Wants to be so much funnier than it actually is.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 2, 2006
Scott Weinberg

It's a mildly diverting concept that's been brought to the screen with a notable lack of style and effort.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 17, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Too much of the plot is eaten up with clichéd assaults on a stodgy mainstream college and its pretty, gel-afflicted frat boys, who care waaayyy less about the liberal arts than whacking around pledges with a wooden spanker.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 18, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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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.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

August 21, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

It takes approximately 15 seconds for Accepted to begin showcasing Mac products, a somewhat foregone conclusion given star Justin Long's stint as the face of Apple computers' recent ad campaign.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 7, 2008
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A campus comedy that's as dull as bong water, Accepted is like the product of a community college filmmaking class, remedial division.

| Original Score: .5/4

August 18, 2006
Cole Smithey

"Accepted" falls short of mining "National Lampoon's Animal House" brand of humor because it doesn't relate the relationships of its characters to their kooky behaviors.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C

August 16, 2006
Joshua Tyler

Comes with a few funny moments, but probably not enough to justify going out of your way to verify their existence.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 30, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Here's the final mystery about Accepted: Why title a movie that so readily invites the headline Rejected as a critical riposte?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 19, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Accepted is trying to be a new species of Animal House, but at least that 1978 comedy had no pretensions of being more than a boisterous spoof of college life.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

August 18, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A flat comedy based on a flimsy premise and filled out with the usual "snowballing lie" plot, climaxing in the "rousing speech."

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

August 31, 2006
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Unfortunately for Accepted, the movie's make-the-grade spunkiness as a collegiate cut-up has been emphatically Denied.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2006
Willie Waffle

insists silly, different and stupid is funny on its own, instead of being as pathetic as you and I know it to be.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: .5/4

August 17, 2006
Erik Childress

In-between the lines there are some truly funny bits in a film that is somewhat as confused as the students who inhabit it.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 18, 2006
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amiably banal and instantly forgettable, it gets a barely passing grade largely for just showing up.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C-

August 18, 2006
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 6, 2006
Anna Smith
Time Out
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November 16, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
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Peter Bradshaw
October 7, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2006

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October 3, 2006

Time Out
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October 5, 2006
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