Review Crew ‘Admission’

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Brendan Cross, Kenzie McMillan, Dakotah Zabroski

Movie summary: A Princeton admissions officer, played by Tina Fey, is up for a promotion and takes a risk by pushing a transcript of a brilliant student with poor grades, played by Nat Wolff, trying to get him into college. Paul Rudd, Gloria Reuben and Wallace Shawn co-star. Directed by Paul Weitz. Written by Karen Croner. Runtime: 107 mins. Rated PG-13.

 

Brendan Cross Say: Nothing more than decent (3/5 stars)

“Admission,” starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, does not shine in any way, but does provide some laughs in an environment some would view as being pretty rudimentary.

Tina Fey was definitely the star of the film as she truly delved into the role of an admissions officer.

I usually like Paul Rudd in most of his roles, but this one did not suit him. His normal comedic exploits were not used enough and overall he seemed a bit too flat.

Jeremiah, the boy who Tina Fey tries to get into Princeton, plays an astray yet brilliant student well.

I would not necessarily recommend a watch, but if you are looking for a decent laugh in a year full of action movies then you could definitely do worse.

 

Kenzie McMillan Say: A Wonderful Movie (3.5/5 stars)

“Admission,” starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, does not shine in any way, but does provide some laughs in an environment some would view as being pretty rudimentary.

Tina Fey was definitely the star of the film as she truly delved into the role of an admissions officer.

I usually like Paul Rudd in most of his roles, but this one did not suit him. His normal comedic exploits were not used enough and overall he seemed a bit too flat.

Jeremiah, the boy who Tina Fey tries to get into Princeton, plays an astray yet brilliant student well.

I would not necessarily recommend a watch, but if you are looking for a decent laugh in a year full of action movies then you could definitely do worse.

 

Dakotah Zabroski Say: Nothing more than decent (2/5 stars)

The movie had two comedy geniuses in Paul Rudd and Tina Fey, yet the movie lacks humor and is too straight forward.

“Admission” lacks comic relief, especially when the movie is in a very serious or saddening mood. The movie starts off slow and never picks up pace. I kept waiting for something to happen, yet nothing ever did.

Although there is a couple of good plot twists, it still isn’t enough to wow the viewer. The plot twist are the only thing that saved the movie as the cast could have been a lot more animated, rather than dull.

Although there was a heart-warming feel to the movie I would not recommend this movie and you should spend your money somewhere else.