• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Dobkin
    In Theaters:
    Aug 5, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 8, 2011
  • Universal Pictures


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The Change-Up Reviews

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Will Leitch

Cynical, tone-deaf junk that has nothing to contribute to the world but smirks and a general dismissive attitude toward human connection and interaction.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: D+

June 22, 2013
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered

The Change-Up is a comedy that can't find it's proper place in the demographic of anyone by freakishly pushing the boundaries of taste.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 3/10

February 28, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Overlong and overly obvious

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

January 14, 2013
Ben Kendrick

It's easy to recommend The Change-Up for its over-the-top laughs and a pair of solid leads that succeed in offering a raunchy twist on a familiar formula.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3/5

October 2, 2012
R. L. Shaffer

A foul misfire that favors sex and gross-out gags over its somewhat affecting plot about married life and single life, and the sacrifices we all make for one or the other.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 4/10

January 29, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The key to the film is the chemistry between Reynolds and Bateman, who work off each other but can also be very funny in their own scenes.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 22, 2012
Matt Neal
The Standard

Luckily (Bateman and Reynolds') comic timing is convincing, otherwise this would be a total waste of time.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 3/5

January 3, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

The posters promise a film from the director of Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin) and the writers of The Hangover (Jon Lucas/Scott Moore). Pure rubbish ( ... ) would have been more accurate.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 0/5

September 25, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Rude, coarse and morally repugnant.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 0/5

September 21, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

What is different from previous examples of the body-swap genre, such as Big and Freaky Friday, is the full-on gross-out humour the film supplies instead of wit and charm.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk | Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Like the copious pooh that his baby son squirts into Bateman's mouth during a nappy change, it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

September 18, 2011
Matt Risley
Little White Lies

The poop jokes are the only memorable ones.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

September 16, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Might have been a decent piece of entertainment.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

September 16, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Universal Pictures brings you more vile rubbish from the writers of Four Christmases and The Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, and the director of Fred Claus.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 0/5

September 15, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

[A] largely uninspired identity-switch comedy.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

September 15, 2011
Leo Robson
Financial Times

The writers keep the swift chatter coming, and the stars have a good time assuming each other's personas.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 15, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Flee, flee from all of it.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 1/5

September 15, 2011
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times

The body-swap comedy gets a mighty shake-up here, with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman cheerfully breaking all the boundaries of taste.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 15, 2011
James Croot

Even the most ardent 'adult' comedy fans will emerge feeling slightly dirty and more than just vaguely disappointed.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 2/5

September 14, 2011
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

The main draw here is the raucous fun to be had watching each character inhabit the other's underpants.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 14, 2011
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