Admission Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Photographed in fifty shades of beige, Admission is the blandest film I've seen in months.
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 3, 2014
At the heart of the problem with this movie are matters of logic and cogency.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 5, 2013
A romantic dramedy about a passionate erudite oddball woman with her own life? Hooray!
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 12, 2013
Overstays its welcome before petering out unremarkably.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2013
An engaging cast holds our interest even when this rom-com meanders down unnecessary sideroads and dips into corny sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
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.
Joe Cunningham
HeyUGuys
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 14, 2013
Have you ever wondered how the admission procedure functions in Ivy League universities? No, me neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
June 14, 2013
There are chuckles and moving moments, just not enough of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
June 14, 2013
Intermittently sharp but often dully over-extended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
June 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
June 13, 2013
Romantic and family complications ensue but nothing especially memorable or purposeful. Or funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
June 13, 2013
It is ... perilously short on laughs, and the few that do come are generated by Lily Tomlin as the heroine's ferociously feminist mother.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 13, 2013
Admission wants to win a place in our hearts, but after 108 minutes of relatively hard labour the majority of viewers probably won't let it in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 13, 2013
The comic material really isn't there, and the plot transitions feel forced and uncomfortable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 13, 2013
The movie subverts expectations, and not in a good way, by seeming in a dither about its own identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 13, 2013
This is comedy with zero pulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 13, 2013
The tone is uneven, the central romance is unconvincing and it's disappointingly low on actual laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 13, 2013
The themes are important, even if in this Hollywood laundering they are sloshed about in love suds and clattered by uneven comedy spins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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