75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The result is a picture curiously yet intriguingly at odds with itself: One moment is edgy, the next is not; the cast is terrific, the direction is not; here it’s satirically sharp, there it’s sloppily sentimental; now we’re happily engaged, then we’re cruelly dumped. Some films are electric – Admission settles for alternating current.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Admission, a likably breezy campus movie directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), is blissfully non-insulting.
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65

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Where "About a Boy" was both funny and wise about urban alienation, Admission settles for skin deep.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Admission works in stops and starts.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Cheerful, skittish entertainment that never takes its subject seriously enough.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Largely because of its engaging cast, Admission is an amiable, but only slightly-above-average, comic romp.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Deftly playing Tina Fey's feminist-icon mother, Lily Tomlin all but steals Admission, a knowing but uneven comedy about the neuroticism of the college-admission process on both sides of the equation.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Everybody in Admission is funny - Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn - but they're not funny in Admission.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I'd see Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in anything, but this is pushing it. Admission is so slight that a breeze could flatten it.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Nobody doesn't like Tina Fey, and anyone aware of her starring role in Admission will be wishing her well. But wishing won't make this dramedy any less dreary than it is.
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48 out of 100
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