Admission Synopsis
Tina Fey (Date Night, 30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Knocked Up) star in Admission, the new film directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy), about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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HUGE disappointment

By wildman92832
first off, I think the "i'm In" is a dumb idea. This is based on the previews, but continues to be shown after the movie has been released. It can generate enthusiasm for a totally LACKLUSTER...

Okay movie if you have to do a romance/comedy

By LutherB55
This movie dragged in spots but had some funny parts. If you must do a chick flic it's not too bad. I didn't look at my watch until an hour into the movie....

Just plain bad

By joeydimartino
My wife and I do not get a chance to get out too often so when we had the chance, we both like Tina Fey. Boy, we were disappointed. Wait for redbox....

Not hilarious...but funny

By mlwmiller
If you're a Tina Fey fan, you'll probably like this film. I'd call it a chick flick. Disagree with the 'bad, bad movie' reviewers out there. To each her own!...

Cute is nice, but nothing special

By c4rankin
Admission is a fun, cute movie. It tries hard to be deep but doesn't really get there. Paul Rudd is his terrific, naturally care free self while Tina Fey is charmingly uptight and comical. Except...

Better than expected

By cbry07
I had no real expectations when I went to this movie, but I ended up enjoying it. It was an entertaining watch, funny and at times sad. The thing I enjoyed most about this movie was that I didn't...

Just Awful

By Gidget2012
I am a huge Tina Fey fan and was really looking forward to this movie. It was not funny, the story was strange and made no sense. Lily Tomlin was great and the only good part of the movie but you...

What a Let Down!

By patriciatempleton
I had high hopes for this movie as I like Paul Rudd, and thought Tina Fey was a funny actress. I was sadly mistaken on the entire thing. The plot was unbelievable (in a bad way) and I laughed maybe...

Two Thumbs Down

By phylpix
I love Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, but the story was lame. I thought I'd give it a shot, but shouldn't have. I did not lilke this film and would not recommend it to anyone....

what a horror!

By ravitchn
A cliché-ridden piece of crap. Poor acting and stupid script. And what about that supposed Russian professor of literature? I cannot believe how stupid this movie is....

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Rated PG-13 | For Language and some sexual material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Teen-friendly comedy has laughs but is uneven.
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