• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Paul Weitz
    In Theaters:
    Mar 22, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 9, 2013
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Admission Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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

Full Review Source: Grantland

January 3, 2014
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

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

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 5, 2013
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

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 Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 2/4

July 16, 2013
Eric D. Snider

Overstays its welcome before petering out unremarkably.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

July 12, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 20, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Princeton must have thought this film could help its reputation. It's more likely to increase applications to Yale, Harvard and MIT.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

June 17, 2013
Joe Cunningham

Given two options, Admission routinely takes the less interesting of the two, and wastes a great deal of on-screen talent in the process.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 2/5

June 17, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Have you ever wondered how the admission procedure functions in Ivy League universities? No, me neither.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2013
David Aldridge
Radio Times

There are chuckles and moving moments, just not enough of them.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2013
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Intermittently sharp but often dully over-extended.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2013
Rich Cline

We generally expect more wacky humour from Fey and Rudd than this comedy, which is packed with perhaps too-smart dialog and a lot of warm sentiment.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 14, 2013
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Romantic and family complications ensue but nothing especially memorable or purposeful. Or funny.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

It is ... perilously short on laughs, and the few that do come are generated by Lily Tomlin as the heroine's ferociously feminist mother.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Admission wants to win a place in our hearts, but after 108 minutes of relatively hard labour the majority of viewers probably won't let it in.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

The comic material really isn't there, and the plot transitions feel forced and uncomfortable ...

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

The movie subverts expectations, and not in a good way, by seeming in a dither about its own identity.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

This is comedy with zero pulse.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Matthew Turner

The tone is uneven, the central romance is unconvincing and it's disappointingly low on actual laughs.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The themes are important, even if in this Hollywood laundering they are sloshed about in love suds and clattered by uneven comedy spins.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

A perfectly serviceable, star-led romance, Admission is also proof that some actors are just fun to watch in anything (which here extends to the supporting cast as well as the leads).

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2013
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