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Quick Change Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ May 14, 2013
This film has a lot of formulaic and yet entertaining elements that make it interesting and yet not memorable enough to resonate. Even Bill Murray, starring and directing, could not save this film from dire straits, and maybe that simply speaks to this being Murray's low point in his career. Some critics have said that this is one of his best performances, "a man jaded by The Big Apple," but that's not an appropriate description of what ultimately proves to be a haphazard character who moves between insane criminal and the blunt and carefree Murray we know best from "Ghostbusters." Murray also directs this film with writing partner Howard Franklin after both Jonathan Demme and Ron Howard turned it down, Howard feeling like there was no character to root for. I wouldn't say that that's the exact problem, because even though the thieves aren't changed through their journey, and they aren't feel-good or eccentric characters, they're not bad characters necessarily. The three of them all have their own reasons for robbing the bank, getting away to a foreign country, and doing so while the police chief for the city tries to close the case for his last hurrah before he retires. Murray is very good, I will give him that, but Geena Davis and Randy Quaid are abysmal, playing a throwaway love interest and a borderline mentally handicapped goon. They are chased around the city, trying to make their flight, and in the process get their lives endangered by a new tenant to their old apartment (Phil Hartman!), a gang of mobsters( that must be idiots if they believe that the likes of them are also mobsters), and various people who keep them from getting to the airport including Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, and Philip Bosco. Jason Robards as the police chief was very succinct in his performance, while also being a bit fed up with his hometown like Murray's character, lending to a strange link between them. Though this film is forgettable when it comes down to it, it's a film with Bill Murray, so it still manages to entertain.
Super Reviewer
½ September 6, 2010
A fun filled comedy adventure with great actors, great story, and altogether it's a great movie. I loved it, and if you love Bill Murray you should see this too.
Super Reviewer
½ September 9, 2007
Man, this has some great stuff in it. I really thought this was a smart comedy that pushed the line in terms of the things these people have to go to to get out of the city.
Super Reviewer
½ January 13, 2007
Likeable heist movie made in Bill Murray's transitional period between comic and character actor. Clever with some good laughs and Murray is his enjoyably sardonic self
Super Reviewer
½ March 3, 2007
I adored this movie before I moved to NYC, I adored it even more after having lived there. Bill Murray at the top of of his game.
Super Reviewer
½ June 14, 2012
Quick Change is a clever and fun comedy co-directed by Bill Murray. The story follows a group of bank robbers that pull off a daring robbery, but when their escape plan falls apart they have to make one up as they go along. The cast is full of great comedic talent, including Bill Murray, Randy Quaid, and Geena Davis. The story is actually pretty good and cleverly written, allowing it to flow organically. Quick Change has a few weak points, but overall it's a fun and hilarious comedy that delivers a lot of laughs.
Super Reviewer
½ February 22, 2009
The last movie to show Bill Murray at his wisecracking best. After robbing a bank dressed as a clown, Murray and his accomplices run in to every problem imaginable trying to get out of the city before the police catch them. Tons of great supporting characters led by Geena Davis as the girlfriend, Randy Quaid as the bumbling best friend, and Jason Robards as the dogged police captain. A major standout in a small role is Philip Bosco as a rules obsessed bus driver. His part is only a few minutes long, but he's a highlight of the movie. The movie allows Murray to deliver wry lines as only he could. How he and his partners get into the situations they do, is only outdone by how they get out of them. It's a hysterical movie that I only wish Bill Murray would have made more of.
Super Reviewer
½ May 20, 2007
Bill Murray at his best.
January 9, 2015
One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I've re watched this movie 3 times, it is that good. One of Bill Murray's best.
½ January 5, 2013
Decent enough comedy caper in which Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Randy Quaid trying to get out of the city as they rob a bank. Gets a little too repetitive at times but Murray and friends hold it together. Robards is good as the cop trying to bring Murray down
April 17, 2010
One of the best Bill Murray movies, and certainly his most underrated. I love the entire story from the bank robbery to every twist along their way to the airport. Randy Quaid us great, and Phil Hartman is superb in his role. A must see!!!
March 24, 2010
funny dark but very good story about a a man who dresses up as a roberry clown just a great dark bill murray film very good the story had a great idea
February 1, 2010
Amusing at times, also slow and uninteresting at times, but overall it is amusing. Geena Davis is great, Randy Quaid is also. It's watchable but not very memorable.
½ July 20, 2009
very, very underrated and often overlooked for reasons I have no idea why? I used to catch this movie a lot and still do on TV.
November 9, 2008
It's too bad not more people have seen this. I will say if you are a Wes Anderson fan check this out.
½ June 22, 2007
This is a funny movie. Plenty of mishaps as Bill Murray tries to get away after a bank robbery in New York city.
½ April 22, 2007
Bill Murray not only delivers with a solid cast and script, but also does well as the movie's co-director
March 22, 2007
If you love/hate The Big Apple, then this is the movie for you...one hot day in the city, one hot day in the life of a man name Grimm...one of Bill Murray's most underrated films. Jason Robards, as the detective who's always one step behind Grimm, is great as well as the rest of the cast...
January 7, 2007
A maddening tutorial on the subject of "why crime doesn't pay". Except it sort of DOES, doesn't it?
December 30, 2006
Bill Murray kinda walks through this but I'd rather see Murray walk through something than see anybody else ACT THEIR LITTLE HEART OUT !! Good support from Randy Quaid and Geena Davis ( Rowr! ) as well as Bob Elliot, Tony Shaloub and Phil Bosco as the world's most anal bus driver. This film also has a great New York feel -- gotta love the Big Apple !
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