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

Opening

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8% Are You Here Aug 22
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Top Box Office

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39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

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The Change-Up Reviews

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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You'd have to call the whole undertaking workmanlike rather than inspired.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

September 14, 2011
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

It's not nice...but it's not bad.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

September 14, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Something of a disaster, thanks to some atrocious special effects work, painful performances and an appalling, frequently offensive and badly structured script.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

September 14, 2011

The gags spell déjà vu and lack any unique imagination, and the ending is the same old, same old happy one - the question is, what's on the guys' journey to reaching it?

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 14, 2011
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

Despite the promise of the title, this a fairly stale offering, plodding through the beats of a well-worn subgenre but failing to add much more than a foul mouth.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

September 11, 2011
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Almost all the potential for genuine comedy is missed in this crass affair.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

September 7, 2011
William Kostakis
MovieFIX

The Change-Up mines a tired formula for new laughs, making it the perfect movie for a night out with the guys.

Full Review Source: MovieFIX | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 7, 2011
Matt Chapman
Total Film

More dumb and crass than clever and filthy.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

September 7, 2011
Ed Gibbs
Sydney Morning Herald

We may have seen this stuff before but it could have been so much worse.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 6/10

September 6, 2011
Joshua Blackman
FILMINK (Australia)

Rehashing old jokes and plotlines, this doesn't bring anything new to the table, but the cast are in top form and there's a surprising earnestness to the story.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

September 6, 2011
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex

I'm not particularly proud of laughing at this vulgar cliché of a movie, but dammit, laugh I did.

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

September 6, 2011
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Jason Bateman accidentally swallows a mouthful of projectile baby poop... To quote Watchmen, 'If you begin to feel an intense and crushing feeling of terror at the concept, don't be alarmed. That indicates only that you are still sane.'

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2/5

September 5, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A variety of awkward situations, lowbrow jokes and vulgarities until it seems the screen has indeed pooed on us the audience

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 3, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's a well tried formula, but The Change Up feels as fresh as a new pair of diapers

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 3, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The director of Wedding Crashers and writers of The Hangover get together for a body-swap comedy that's as vulgar as you'd expect. But it also dips oddly into moralising slush, which kind of undermines any expected laugh fest.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 18, 2011
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

This may seem like a strange thing to say about a movie in which two guys switch bodies by peeing into a magic fountain, but "The Change-Up" doesn't seem very realistic.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2/4

August 17, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

In the movie's first scene Jason Bateman gets hit in the face with projectile baby diarrhea, followed by him getting a mouthful of it. You know -- intellectual humor.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 1/5

August 17, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

There's almost a funny bromance comedy lurking somewhere in "The Change-Up" but it never emerges.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

August 15, 2011
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Jason Bateman's famously quirky comic energy cuts loose in an unusually and hilariously fresh way.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

August 15, 2011
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

It manages to be funny, filthy and incredibly lame. At times it feels like Adam Sandler and Kevin James should be our leads.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 6/10

August 15, 2011
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