Cynical, tone-deaf junk that has nothing to contribute to the world but smirks and a general dismissive attitude toward human connection and interaction.
| Original Score: D+
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.
| Original Score: 3/10
Overlong and overly obvious
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 4/10
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Luckily (Bateman and Reynolds') comic timing is convincing, otherwise this would be a total waste of time.
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.
| Original Score: 0/5
Rude, coarse and morally repugnant.
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
The poop jokes are the only memorable ones.
Might have been a decent piece of entertainment.
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.
[A] largely uninspired identity-switch comedy.
The writers keep the swift chatter coming, and the stars have a good time assuming each other's personas.
Flee, flee from all of it.
| Original Score: 1/5
The body-swap comedy gets a mighty shake-up here, with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman cheerfully breaking all the boundaries of taste.
| Original Score: 4/5
Even the most ardent 'adult' comedy fans will emerge feeling slightly dirty and more than just vaguely disappointed.
The main draw here is the raucous fun to be had watching each character inhabit the other's underpants.