The College Admissions Scandal Reviews

October 14, 2019
Lifetime had The College Admissions Scandal plotted and cast by the time Aunt Becky perp-walked into the courthouse smiling and signing autographs. They hammed it up in glorious fashion, too.
October 11, 2019
What saves The College Admission Scandal from total camp is [Penelope Ann] Miller, who really rings true as a mom who loves her son and is deeply ashamed about what she's done.
October 11, 2019
Obviously, this is a bit of a hasty cut-and-paste job. Yet at its best, the movie effectively illustrates the cynical calculus that these parents made, as well as the rationalizations employed to justify their actions.
October 11, 2019
There's unfortunately much too little about the real victims here-the hundreds of kids those spots belonged to in the first place, which they were robbed of due to a heartless mercenary conspiracy rooted in class privilege.
October 11, 2019
It's less an oily TV movie than an afterschool special for adults. You won't learn anything knew, but you may delight in witnessing a few insecure idiots get flushed down the toilet.
October 10, 2019
...when there's so much to be mined from this particular controversy, you can't help but think how much an approach like this is, ironically, leaving us cheated.
October 10, 2019
The crimes here seem heinous because they subvert meritocracy, and this Lifetime movie-with its strokes of low-brow expressionism, inadvertently funny production values, clever lead performances-converts the news story into an exhilarating nightmare.