Admission Reviews

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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.
June 13, 2013
Romantic and family complications ensue but nothing especially memorable or purposeful. Or funny.
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.
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.
June 13, 2013
The comic material really isn't there, and the plot transitions feel forced and uncomfortable ...
June 13, 2013
The movie subverts expectations, and not in a good way, by seeming in a dither about its own identity.
June 13, 2013
This is comedy with zero pulse.
June 13, 2013
The tone is uneven, the central romance is unconvincing and it's disappointingly low on actual laughs.
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.
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).
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.
June 11, 2013
Admission is disappointing rather than disastrous but it's desperately lacking in spark and individuality.
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.
June 10, 2013
Yet another movie where a life is portrayed as unfulfilled unless the heroine has been down the Pampers aisle.
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.
May 31, 2013
The tone and story lack such solidity. Opportunities for moments between Portia and Jeremiah go wasted.
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.
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.
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.
April 11, 2013
On entering adulthood.
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