A romantic dramedy about a passionate erudite oddball woman with her own life? Hooray!
An engaging cast holds our interest even when this rom-com meanders down unnecessary sideroads and dips into corny sentimentality.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
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).
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 7/10
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.
| Original Score: B
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.
Everywhere you see Tina Fey she is hilarious - except in this movie.
| Original Score: 5/10
A comedy, but a serious comedy.
What it [arguably] lacks in passion, Admission makes up for nicely in heart with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd at their light dramatic best.
Fey is flawless as a stickler for rules, order, and over-rehearsed patter whose desperation to maintain an even keel at all times results in puckishly inappropriate behavior when things start to fall apart
| Original Score: 4/5
When Admission is over, you're left with the feeling that you've seen something whole, complete, and enjoyable - albeit not all that memorable.
Once Weitz makes up his mind, 'Admission' finds its voice as a drama in time to reach a satisfying conclusion.
| Original Score: 3/4
[Weitz] wrings out solid humor from Portia's comic struggles to balance her professionalism with her newly unearthed maternal instincts.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
An alternately comical and thought-provoking cautionary tale that's every bit as hilarious as it is sobering.
| Original Score: 4/4
It's not often a film comes along that's just as much fun to watch with your parents as it is to watch with your partner or friends, but Admission is just that sort of film.
... a wonderfully entertaining comedy with good pace and sparkling performances...
| Original Score: 9/10
Teen-friendly comedy has laughs but is uneven.
If Fey ends up making movies as good as this one over the next few years, television's loss will have been cinema's gain, for real.
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.