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Accepted Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
December 28, 2010
It has a few funny bits here and there, but they're deeply mired in the seen-it-all-beforeness of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 17, 2006
Perhaps you would find more success at a direct-to-video institution. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 18, 2006
Half-witted it may be, but as back-to-school time-killers go, Accepted's right on the edge of acceptable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2006
Accepted cannot handle its pretensions toward social commentary.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 2, 2006
Wants to be so much funnier than it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
August 17, 2006
It's a mildly diverting concept that's been brought to the screen with a notable lack of style and effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
August 18, 2006
Too much of the plot is eaten up with clichéd assaults on a stodgy mainstream college and its pretty, gel-afflicted frat boys, who care waaayyy less about the liberal arts than whacking around pledges with a wooden spanker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 21, 2006
Even the characters in the movie are saying at the beginning, 'This is crazy. This will never work.' And I'm like, you know what? You're right. It never will. Not for one second. Even in a whacky comedy like this.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 5, 2006
It takes approximately 15 seconds for Accepted to begin showcasing Mac products, a somewhat foregone conclusion given star Justin Long's stint as the face of Apple computers' recent ad campaign.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 18, 2006
A campus comedy that's as dull as bong water, Accepted is like the product of a community college filmmaking class, remedial division.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
Cole Smithey
August 16, 2006
"Accepted" falls short of mining "National Lampoon's Animal House" brand of humor because it doesn't relate the relationships of its characters to their kooky behaviors.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joshua Tyler
July 30, 2006
Comes with a few funny moments, but probably not enough to justify going out of your way to verify their existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 19, 2006
Here's the final mystery about Accepted: Why title a movie that so readily invites the headline Rejected as a critical riposte?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 18, 2006
Accepted is trying to be a new species of Animal House, but at least that 1978 comedy had no pretensions of being more than a boisterous spoof of college life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 31, 2006
A flat comedy based on a flimsy premise and filled out with the usual "snowballing lie" plot, climaxing in the "rousing speech."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 22, 2006
Unfortunately for Accepted, the movie's make-the-grade spunkiness as a collegiate cut-up has been emphatically Denied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Willie Waffle
August 17, 2006
insists silly, different and stupid is funny on its own, instead of being as pathetic as you and I know it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Erik Childress
August 18, 2006
In-between the lines there are some truly funny bits in a film that is somewhat as confused as the students who inhabit it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 18, 2006
Amiably banal and instantly forgettable, it gets a barely passing grade largely for just showing up.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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