Admission (2013)



Critic Consensus: Admission has a pair of immensely likable leads in Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, but it wastes them on a contrived (and clumsily directed) screenplay.

Movie Info

Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (This is 40) are paired for the first time on-screen in Admission, the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy, In Good Company), about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness. Every spring, high school seniors anxiously await letters of college admission that will affirm and encourage their potential. At Princeton University, admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a gatekeeper evaluating thousands … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language and some sexual material)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Karen Croner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 9, 2013
Box Office: $18.0M
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Critic Reviews for Admission

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (42)

At the heart of the problem with this movie are matters of logic and cogency.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Top Critic

Photographed in fifty shades of beige, Admission is the blandest film I've seen in months.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

A romantic dramedy about a passionate erudite oddball woman with her own life? Hooray!

Full Review… | November 5, 2013
Flick Filosopher

What's a romantic comedy to do when it is neither romantic nor comedic? When that film is Admission, it plunges forward drunkenly, hoping to overcome its inadequacies with goodwill created by the cast.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013

Overstays its welcome before petering out unremarkably.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013

An engaging cast holds our interest even when this rom-com meanders down unnecessary sideroads and dips into corny sentimentality.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Admission

I always Paul Rudd's movies even though he's still somewhere to become an A-list Hollywood actor, at least he already have his name in the comedy industry.. Especially since he paired with one of the funniest actress nowadays -Tina Fey- the expectation got to be a little high.. But what I got in here is a decent rom-com movie with such a waste of talent of Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, even though their chemistry kinda lovely in here..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer


Despite charming performances from the leads (and the always great Lily Tomlin) this falls pretty flat.

Julie B

Super Reviewer


So glad I didn't buy this one. (Was tempted when I first saw it out. Comedy with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Would have to be worth a look, right? Hmmm. Not so much). Quite dull really. Drags along, not overly funny. Just meh. Okay to have on in the background, but bland story light on laughs.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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