After getting rejected from every college to which they've applied, a group of friends decide to create a phony university instead. But their charade quickly grows and then spirals out of control in this hysterical comedy.
Like its characters who aren't able to meet their potential, Accepted's inconsistent and ridiculous plot gets annoying, despite a few laughs.
Ebert & Roeper
Even the characters in the movie are saying at the beginning, 'This is crazy. This will never work.' And I'm like, you know what? You're right. It never will. Not for one second. Even in a whacky comedy like this.
Wall Street Journal
Go right ahead and skip this one at the Cineplex. You've got my word: It won't be on the final.
Too bad what begins as a cheerfully irreverent comedy in the tradition of Animal House gets all pious when it slams fraternity culture at neighboring Harmon College.
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Though keeping worthwhile targets - like professors who want to see their most creative students fail - director Steve Pink lets his punk inspiration slide into standard school rivalries and unrelated slapstick.