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Admission Reviews

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Matthew Turner
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
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
June 12, 2013
A perfectly serviceable, star-led romance, Admission is also proof that some actors are just fun to watch in anything (which here extends to the supporting cast as well as the leads).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
June 11, 2013
The staggeringly unconvincing dynamic between the central characters not only leaves Fey and Rudd helpless, it ensures the whole movie is effectively rudderless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
June 11, 2013
Admission is disappointing rather than disastrous but it's desperately lacking in spark and individuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
June 11, 2013
These truly are dark and terrible times if we are forced to accept the elitist problems of an Ivy League college admissions officer as shameless fodder for a romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
June 10, 2013
Yet another movie where a life is portrayed as unfulfilled unless the heroine has been down the Pampers aisle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James White
Empire Magazine
June 9, 2013
Occasionally charming but mostly bland fare from Weitz, despite the reliable cast. About A Boy remains the best showcase of his talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 31, 2013
The tone and story lack such solidity. Opportunities for moments between Portia and Jeremiah go wasted.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
It's Tomlin who snatches laughs with her feminist doyenne, who's horrendously doctrinaire yet perversely likable. She has the passion and outrageousness the movie needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
With Fey's name attached, you expect more than yet another Hollywood film that puts an over-eager career woman in her place.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 25, 2013
It isn't a world beater, but this gentle and heartwarming understated comedy had better not be Rudd and Fey's last as co-stars.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cynthia Fuchs
April 11, 2013
On entering adulthood.
Neil Pond
American Profile
April 3, 2013
A running theme of parenthood, by nature or nurture, extends "Admission" beyond its broader comedy of mismatched-or missing-romantic partners, sight gags and punch lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Richard Brody
New Yorker
April 1, 2013
The many strands of this amiable yet overstuffed romantic comedy don't hang together, though each, on its own, has a modest charm.
Todd Jorgenson
March 29, 2013
Fey's usual self-deprecating wit and charm only sporadically rise above the plot mechanics.
Jackie K. Cooper
March 29, 2013
Everywhere you see Tina Fey she is hilarious - except in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
March 28, 2013
Admission never gives its world-class players the opportunity to do anything but sit on the sidelines while the film goes in circles, trying to find a consistent tone without ever getting out of its own way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today
March 28, 2013
[T]he cards are stacked so heavily for the eventual winning side that Portia doesn't have to grow or change to switch sides; she just has to open her eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael A. Smith
March 26, 2013
The script was adapted from a novel but I can't imagine the book (or the characters in it) being this un-interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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