• 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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Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

It's mostly harmless, but also pretty lifeless.

Full Review Source: Television Without Pity

March 22, 2013
Matthew Razak

"Hey, look who's here," the film says excitedly as Rudd and Fey routinely attempt to make a stale screenplay humorous, "Why aren't you laughing at them?"

Full Review Source: Flixist.com | Original Score: 44/100

March 22, 2013
Robert Levin

These guys could make taxes seem charming. Pair them up romantically and surround them with a competent three-act screenplay and the rest takes care of itself.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2013
Craig Seligman
Bloomberg News

Katharine Hepburn used to specialize in supercompetent women who get their comeuppance and learn to be "womanly." Is this a lesson that still needs teaching?

Full Review Source: Bloomberg News | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 22, 2013
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are terrific. So is Lily Tomlin. The acting and chemistry works but this rom-com's story does not.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 2/5

March 22, 2013
Jim Judy
Screen It!

It's nothing that will knock your cinematic socks off and the performers clearly aren't stretching much, but it's charming and pleasant enough to keep the pic from failing. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

March 22, 2013
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood

Admission offers two appealing leads, a gaggle of potentially strong themes and, well, that's about it.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2013
Kurt Loder
Reason Online

Tina Fey once again excels at portraying a modern woman beset by very modern struggles and expectations.

Full Review Source: Reason Online

March 22, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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You'll be glad you enrolled.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2013
Dana Stevens
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This would be a good movie for a parent to watch with a high-school-age child facing down the college admissions slog-it's mildly snarky but resolutely uncynical.

Full Review Source: Slate

March 22, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Some films are electric - Admission settles for alternating current.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2013
Tom Long
Detroit News
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When in doubt, ma'am, just ask yourself: What would Tina Fey do?

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 22, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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In their central roles, Rudd and Fey have a natural, unforced chemistry. John and Portia are cute as buttons, but they're also goofy, confused and flawed people.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2013
William Bibbiani

The comedy doesn't seem very funny when real emotional damage is inflicted, and the drama doesn't work when the set-ups are so hard to justify in a real world context.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 4.5/10

March 22, 2013
Dustin Putman

The romance between Tina Fey and Paul Rudd is by far the most conventional and least interesting thing in the otherwise pleasantly articulate "Admission."

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

March 21, 2013
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly

If Admission was a college application, it would be rejected, but only after the application fee had been deposited.

Full Review Source: New England Movies Weekly | Original Score: 1/5

March 21, 2013
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Through it all ... there are threads of emotional honesty.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2013
Jason Zingale

Not even Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, arguably two of Hollywood's most likable performers, are able to do much to save Weitz's latest effort.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 21, 2013
Nell Minow

The commercials make it look like a standard romantic comedy but the plot line about reuniting with a child put up for adoption feels awkward, cluttered, and intrusive.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: B-

March 21, 2013
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star

'Admission' probably began with a clear artistic vision but was compromised along the way. The messy result offers glimpses of greatness dragged down by scenes that are bafflingly tone-deaf.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 21, 2013
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