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Accepted Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The movie works on the pure energy of its straight-faced silliness.
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Dallas Morning News
August 26, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 26, 2006
Any movie that lets the Daily Show's Lewis Black, as the school's ad-hoc dean, rant at will about consumerism and foul-mouthed freethinking definitely knows its S.H.I.T. from shinola.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
August 25, 2006
It's merely the latest entry (and a regrettably PG-13 rated one at that) in the "slobs vs. snobs" comedy subgenre that dates back to the far superior Animal House.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
August 21, 2006
Could possibly gain Frat Pack pledge Justin Long his own acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
August 21, 2006
Slackers, Rejoice! Makes the comedy honor roll for being inventive and riotously funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 21, 2006
I went in expecting that "Accepted" would flunk its PG-13 comedy course within minutes. Was I ever surprised to discover that it's sometimes clever, and surprisingly gentle -- a formula to be sure, yes, but an enjoyable one all the same.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 21, 2006
You have to cheer a film that chooses the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" as its anthem and not something by Matchbox 20.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
August 20, 2006
...restores your faith in low budgets and dumb ideas. It reminds you both can be fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
August 20, 2006
Nothing happens in this film that you don't expect to happen, and it's that lack of originality that causes the film to drag in spots. But it's still a perfectly fine, little film whose earnestness and cast chemistry ultimately won me over.
| Original Score: C+

Bullz-Eye.com
August 19, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 18, 2006
Think about it too much and the whole thing falls apart; sit back, relax, and don't analyze it and the movie is pretty darn entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 18, 2006
If you can lighten up for an hour and a half, the film delivers one good laugh after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 18, 2006
The jokes are often sharp. Also, the scheme is appealing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
August 18, 2006
Although it's more amusing than laugh-out-loud funny, Accepted has a good-natured irreverence and ragged charm, thanks to a spirited ensemble cast of newcomers led by Justin Long.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Russell
Oregonian
August 18, 2006
Accepted feels a little like a Montessori Real Genius. It's one of the few genuinely funny comedies in a dismal movie summer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 18, 2006
A 'teen' movie that operates at a higher level of wit and energy than most of the so-called adult comedies now onscreen...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 18, 2006
... any movie that advocates individuality and rejection of conformity can't be all bad -- especially one from that bastion of soulless conformity, Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
August 18, 2006
Accepted is enjoyable in spite of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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