Admission Reviews

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
June 12, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
June 11, 2013
The staggeringly unconvincing dynamic between the central characters not only leaves Fey and Rudd helpless, it ensures the whole movie is effectively rudderless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
June 11, 2013
Admission is disappointing rather than disastrous but it's desperately lacking in spark and individuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
June 11, 2013
These truly are dark and terrible times if we are forced to accept the elitist problems of an Ivy League college admissions officer as shameless fodder for a romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
June 10, 2013
Yet another movie where a life is portrayed as unfulfilled unless the heroine has been down the Pampers aisle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James White
Empire Magazine
June 9, 2013
Occasionally charming but mostly bland fare from Weitz, despite the reliable cast. About A Boy remains the best showcase of his talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 31, 2013
The tone and story lack such solidity. Opportunities for moments between Portia and Jeremiah go wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
It's Tomlin who snatches laughs with her feminist doyenne, who's horrendously doctrinaire yet perversely likable. She has the passion and outrageousness the movie needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
With Fey's name attached, you expect more than yet another Hollywood film that puts an over-eager career woman in her place.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 25, 2013
It isn't a world beater, but this gentle and heartwarming understated comedy had better not be Rudd and Fey's last as co-stars.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
April 11, 2013
On entering adulthood.
Neil Pond
American Profile
April 3, 2013
A running theme of parenthood, by nature or nurture, extends "Admission" beyond its broader comedy of mismatched-or missing-romantic partners, sight gags and punch lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Richard Brody
New Yorker
April 1, 2013
The many strands of this amiable yet overstuffed romantic comedy don't hang together, though each, on its own, has a modest charm.
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
March 29, 2013
Fey's usual self-deprecating wit and charm only sporadically rise above the plot mechanics.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
March 29, 2013
Everywhere you see Tina Fey she is hilarious - except in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
March 28, 2013
Admission never gives its world-class players the opportunity to do anything but sit on the sidelines while the film goes in circles, trying to find a consistent tone without ever getting out of its own way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today
March 28, 2013
[T]he cards are stacked so heavily for the eventual winning side that Portia doesn't have to grow or change to switch sides; she just has to open her eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
March 26, 2013
The script was adapted from a novel but I can't imagine the book (or the characters in it) being this un-interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave White
Movies.com
March 25, 2013
So both Liz Lemon and Tina Fey got their wish. Except Liz's costs you nothing: the Grizz sitcom isn't real or asking for 100 minutes of your life. Fey's wish resulted in this movie, this dull, terrible, lifeless movie. The one where she talks to a cow.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 25, 2013
Career women, you will finds happiness by embracing your maternal instincts. Parents and high-school students, you are right to obsess over college. Tina Fey, continue your domestication process. These are among the depressing affirmations of 'Admission.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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