Admission Reviews

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January 3, 2014
At the heart of the problem with this movie are matters of logic and cogency.
June 14, 2013
Intermittently sharp but often dully over-extended.
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 themes are important, even if in this Hollywood laundering they are sloshed about in love suds and clattered by uneven comedy spins.
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.
March 22, 2013
What is most distressing about Admission is that it serves as further evidence that Tina Fey, despite her dominance of the small screen, has not yet mastered the big one.
March 22, 2013
This is certainly an interesting idea, though the movie is badly handicapped by Fey, who must venture beyond her usual snippiness into scenes of genuine poignancy and proves unequal to the task.
March 22, 2013
Granted, this is not automatic laugh-riot material, nor should it be, but didn't Fey recognize how hackneyed it all is?
March 22, 2013
If Fey ends up making movies as good as this one over the next few years, television's loss will have been cinema's gain, for real.
March 22, 2013
You'll be glad you enrolled.
March 22, 2013
This would be a good movie for a parent to watch with a high-school-age child facing down the college admissions slog-it's mildly snarky but resolutely uncynical.
March 22, 2013
Some films are electric - Admission settles for alternating current.
March 22, 2013
When in doubt, ma'am, just ask yourself: What would Tina Fey do?
March 22, 2013
In their central roles, Rudd and Fey have a natural, unforced chemistry. John and Portia are cute as buttons, but they're also goofy, confused and flawed people.
March 21, 2013
Only Mr. Rudd emerges unscathed. He protects himself by being consistently affable in the face of heavy odds.
March 21, 2013
Everybody in "Admission" is funny - Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn - but they're not funny in "Admission."
Top Critic
March 21, 2013
Admission settles for skin deep.
March 21, 2013
A genial, predictable and ultimately forgettable romantic comedy.
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