Excerpt: Paul Rudd sure hasn’t had luck at the box office lately. Our Idiot Brother , Wanderlust and now Admission have all failed to bring in big numbers. Rudd is certainly a likeable actor, but he’s best served as a supporting character. He is better at playing off of other characters than he is as a leading man. Tina Fey takes the female lead here. She plays Portia Nathan, an admissions officer widely known for rejecting more applicants than she accepts.
Conclusion: 'Admission' feels far too jumbled and tonally inept to be considered a comedy that's worth your time. There is the saving grace that Rudd and Fey are in it, and most of their scenes together work, sadly the movie as a whole falls pretty flat. Audio and video are solid, but the features package is a lean one indeed. If you're still interested in seeing it, a rental might be the best route to take. I can't see many people watching it multiple times.
Conclusion: Were Admission a Princeton applicant it would quickly be tossed in amongst the promising hopefuls too ordinary and underwhelming to compete with the cream of the crop. Fey, Rudd and their talented co-stars are wasted on an uneven script that lurches from one "funny" bit to the next, hurrying past the meat of the film in a desperate attempt to score one more cheap laugh that never really comes.