Admission Reviews

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August 14, 2019
Despite the formulaic structure-every character is a type, paired off with his or her textbook opposite-there's a whiff of inside-baseball realism to the its detailed portrait of the university admissions process...
February 20, 2019
Admission has some funny moments and it has some poignant moments. Unfortunately, the film never seems quite able to determine what its focus should be. This results in a movie that never quite clicks.
November 6, 2018
While Rudd and Fey may not have the most fiery on-screen chemistry, they're always enjoyable to watch. I'd call this one a rainy-day rental.
October 23, 2018
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are Hollywood's comedy sweethearts... But while the film gets high scores, it's not passing with flying colors.
August 22, 2018
It pains me to lay this problem at the feet of the leads, of whom I am, independently, quite fond. They are both likeable, and I'll even grant them some chemistry, but their characters' situations become too serious for the performances they deliver.
September 5, 2017
Portia is in many ways a typical [Tina] Fey character but the unfunny and clichd script too often reminds us this is no 30 Rock.
March 8, 2017
Because all these narrative threads are presented with equal emphasis, no single one feels fully developed. And Fey and Rudd's screen time together is rushed; audiences don't get the chance to become invested in their characters.
November 11, 2016
Admission fizzles out to an almost aggressive extent and finally does conclude on as anticlimactic a note as one could envision...
June 21, 2016
It is neither a broad comedy nor a dopey rom-com; it's actually, surprisingly enough, a seriocomic drama in something resembling the Alexander Payne mold, a slightly eccentric examination of flawed people doing their very best.
April 28, 2015
Photographed in fifty shades of beige, Admission is the blandest film I've seen in months.
January 3, 2014
At the heart of the problem with this movie are matters of logic and cogency.
November 5, 2013
A romantic dramedy about a passionate erudite oddball woman with her own life? Hooray!
July 16, 2013
What's a romantic comedy to do when it is neither romantic nor comedic? When that film is Admission, it plunges forward drunkenly, hoping to overcome its inadequacies with goodwill created by the cast.
July 12, 2013
Overstays its welcome before petering out unremarkably.
June 20, 2013
An engaging cast holds our interest even when this rom-com meanders down unnecessary sideroads and dips into corny sentimentality.
June 17, 2013
Princeton must have thought this film could help its reputation. It's more likely to increase applications to Yale, Harvard and MIT.
June 17, 2013
Given two options, Admission routinely takes the less interesting of the two, and wastes a great deal of on-screen talent in the process.
June 14, 2013
Have you ever wondered how the admission procedure functions in Ivy League universities? No, me neither.
June 14, 2013
There are chuckles and moving moments, just not enough of them.
June 14, 2013
Intermittently sharp but often dully over-extended.
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