Admission Reviews

Page 1 of 8
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-
Joe Cunningham
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
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
March 22, 2013
Depending on your point of view, then, Admission is either a so-so comedy, or a quirky drama that's never fully formed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2013
Admission doesn't just misfire, it flatlines.
Full Review | Original Score: D
William Bibbiani
March 22, 2013
The comedy doesn't seem very funny when real emotional damage is inflicted, and the drama doesn't work when the set-ups are so hard to justify in a real world context.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
March 21, 2013
They have their comedic moments for sure, but too often this movie just feels like something we've seen before, and it ends up just being an average time at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
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
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
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
March 11, 2013
The estrogenic elements prove widely ineffectual, but they're just pieces of this overlong, overloaded misfire whose double-entendre title ultimately just goads the jaded viewer to admit defeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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
Jason Zingale
March 21, 2013
Not even Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, arguably two of Hollywood's most likable performers, are able to do much to save Weitz's latest effort.
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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
March 21, 2013
Infused with an almost relentless blandness, it's defined by soft comedy (a few laughs here and there), flaccid drama, and likeable actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
March 21, 2013
Admission settles for skin deep.
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
March 20, 2013
Would that Fey had been as choosy and critical about the screenplay as her character is about personal essays attached to applications to Princeton University.
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 21, 2013
There's a good movie in this story. The one that got made is roughly half-good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 21, 2013
Only Mr. Rudd emerges unscathed. He protects himself by being consistently affable in the face of heavy odds.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 23, 2013
A rather bland comedy that never rises above its sitcom premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Page 1 of 8