Admission (2013)

Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (This is 40) are paired for the first time on-screen in Admission, the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy, In Good Company), about the surprising detours we encounter… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Admission has a pair of immensely likable leads in Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, but it wastes them on a contrived (and clumsily directed) screenplay.

Wesley Morris

At the heart of the problem with this movie are matters of logic and cogency.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

Portia is in many ways a typical [Tina] Fey character but the unfunny and clichéd script too often reminds us this is no 30 Rock.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The many strands of this amiable yet overstuffed romantic comedy don't hang together, though each, on its own, has a modest charm.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Granted, this is not automatic laugh-riot material, nor should it be, but didn't Fey recognize how hackneyed it all is?

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Katrina Day
Bust Magazine

Because all these narrative threads are presented with equal emphasis, no single one feels fully developed. And Fey and Rudd's screen time together is rushed; audiences don't get the chance to become invested in their characters.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Admission fizzles out to an almost aggressive extent and finally does conclude on as anticlimactic a note as one could envision...

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Sanjaya 丘耀文
I always Paul Rudd's movies even though he's still somewhere to become an A-list Hollywood actor, at least he already have his name in the comedy… More
Cynthia S.
Critics can take a hike! I really, really liked this! It was sweet, funny, touching, and an all around perfect movie for me. I love Paul Rudd, and I have a new… More
Julie B
Despite charming performances from the leads (and the always great Lily Tomlin) this falls pretty flat.
Daniel Perry
I think critics and crowds have been unduly harsh on this movie; while on its face, it's a light romantic comedy, it rises above its insipid comparables in… More
Nicki Marie
So glad I didn't buy this one. (Was tempted when I first saw it out. Comedy with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Would have to be worth a look, right? Hmmm. Not… More
Josh Lewis
Admission is a misguided comedy with talented actors caught up in a distasteful screenplay that betrays everyone in it. The story takes many unexpected twists… More