After trying and failing to get into college, a high-school senior (Justin Long) and his friends fool parents and peers by creating their own university.
" Go to school and do your best, but check out Accepted before you go just as a reminder of the glory of rebellious foolishness. "
" If you can lighten up for an hour and a half, the film delivers one good laugh after another. "
" Even though it outright plagiarizes many plot points and gags of that generational classic, Accepted can't make the leap from contrived to genuine comedy. "
" Accepted Or, Ferris Bueller gets his B.A. In this amiable but undernourished campus comedy. "
" Half-witted it may be, but as back-to-school time-killers go, Accepted's right on the edge of acceptable. "
" 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. "
" 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 hijinks in Accepted are as wild as a sixth-grade prom. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Give the new college comedy Accepted half credit for having the gumption to marry two previously unrelated, seminal classics in American arts and letters. "
" Go right ahead and skip this one at the Cineplex. You've got my word: It won't be on the final. "
" Here's the final mystery about Accepted: Why title a movie that so readily invites the headline Rejected as a critical riposte? "
" 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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