Accepted Reviews

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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.
August 23, 2006
If -- for whatever incomprehensible reason -- you're searching for a movie with maximum ennui value, this is that movie.
August 22, 2006
Unfortunately for Accepted, the movie's make-the-grade spunkiness as a collegiate cut-up has been emphatically Denied.
August 22, 2006
Listen, while I wish the writers would have been able to keep their momentum up and avoid a few dry spells, there is more than enough going on to the positive these flaws end up becoming fairly moot.
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.
August 21, 2006
Could possibly gain Frat Pack pledge Justin Long his own acceptance.
August 21, 2006
Slackers, Rejoice! Makes the comedy honor roll for being inventive and riotously funny.
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.
August 21, 2006
You have to cheer a film that chooses the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" as its anthem and not something by Matchbox 20.
August 20, 2006
One could argue that you shouldn't expect a teen comedy to offer a nuanced depiction of the role of education in public life, but in response I'd refer you to Election and Clueless.
August 20, 2006
...restores your faith in low budgets and dumb ideas. It reminds you both can be fun.
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.
August 19, 2006
There's really no reason this film should have been made. None whatsoever. It's not original, nothing above and beyond anything else that's come out on the same subject over and over again at least three times a year for a generation. It's not better than
August 19, 2006
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?
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.
August 18, 2006
Amiably banal and instantly forgettable, it gets a barely passing grade largely for just showing up.
August 18, 2006
Even though it outright plagiarizes many plot points and gags of that generational classic, Accepted can't make the leap from contrived to genuine comedy.
August 18, 2006
A shameless Animal House (1978) knockoff by way of Ferris Bueller's Day Off(1986), this college comedy aims low and misses often.
August 18, 2006
Go right ahead and skip this one at the Cineplex. You've got my word: It won't be on the final.
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