'Accepted' Critic Reviews

78%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
37%
Rotten Tomatoes:   122 reviews
  • Scott Brown Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Accepted's winning dumbness and breezy bons mots save it from the pit.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Nathan Lee New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    A clever slacker and his oddball crew invent a phony college in this passable example of that oxymoronic genre, the Hollywood comedy about sticking it to the man.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
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  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    50
    Accepted is trying to be a new species of Animal House, but at least that 1978 comedy had no pretensions of being more than a boisterous spoof of college life.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Adriane Quinlan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    A fluffy teen comedy, Accepted gets annoying fast.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    Low of brow and pure of heart, the movie plays like Animal House extra-lite, and as such it's decent indecent fun.
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  • Scott Foundas Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Accepted is an inspired premise in search of a movie: What starts out as a scabrous takedown of academic bureaucracy ends up yet another modestly rousing underdog story about the little slacker that could.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    50
    Like its underachieving protagonist, Steve Pink's teen comedy Accepted flashes just enough charm to get by but is too lazy to really make anything of itself.
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  • Joanne Kaufman Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    Go right ahead and skip this one at the Cineplex. You've got my word: It won't be on the final.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    50
    Too much of the plot is eaten up with cliched assaults on a stodgy mainstream college and its pretty, gel-afflicted frat boys, who care waaayyy less about the liberal arts than whacking around pledges with a wooden spanker.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    59
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  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    50
    Accepted cannot handle its pretensions toward social commentary.
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  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Sublimely stupid, this collegiate farce plays like a cross between Animal House and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
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  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    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.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    50
    The rowdy college comedy Accepted will probably generate the most laughs among viewers too young to realize it's been cobbled together from Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds, with inspiration from American Pie.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    59
    Go to school and do your best, but check out Accepted before you go just as a reminder of the glory of rebellious foolishness.
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  • Randy Cordova Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    50
    It's loud and goofy, but it's sorely lacking energy, not to mention laughs.
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  • Justin Chang Variety (Top Critic)
    As a misfit-empowering comedy that embraces the stragglers and fringe-dwellers of teen society, Accepted is sweetly amusing, gently anarchic and never mean-spirited.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    13
    A campus comedy that's as dull as bong water, Accepted is like the product of a community college filmmaking class, remedial division.
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  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    Half-witted it may be, but as back-to-school time-killers go, Accepted's right on the edge of acceptable.
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  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    Here's the final mystery about Accepted: Why title a movie that so readily invites the headline Rejected as a critical riposte?
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Stephen Cole Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    Give the new college comedy Accepted half credit for having the gumption to marry two previously unrelated, seminal classics in American arts and letters.
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  • Stephanie Zacharek Salon.com (Top Critic)
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  • Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Despite some genuine laughs, this underdog college comedy fails to live up to its promising potential.
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  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    None of them will teach you anything you didn't already know -- but at least you'll have a good time until class is dismissed.
    Full Review » 8 years ago