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The Switch Reviews

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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You have to overlook a whole lot of guff in order to enjoy the slight but pleasurable entertainment of The Switch.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 31, 2011
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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There's much to enjoy, if not quite enough to disguise the film's essential awkwardness in trying to cover too many bases.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

September 1, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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There aren't enough surprises to justify the title, but The Switch produces sufficient light for a late-summer diversion.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The comedy itself suffers from awkward scheduling. Though this isn't its only wrinkle.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's not a bad film, really, just sort of average. But Bateman is so good in it -- natural, funny, yet full of real emotion -- that you immediately want to see him again in a better film.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

August 20, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Aside from the fact that it's all too entirely predictable, The Switch is a pleasant enough end-of-the-summer time killer.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

August 20, 2010
Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
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This New York-based comedy directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck distinguishes itself with three-dimensional characters and an engaging storyline.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 20, 2010
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Likable cast wasted in a dopey comedy. But hey, at least it has the first head-lice-removal instructional montage in romcom history.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 1/5

August 20, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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A warm, quirkily observant film, strengthened by some appealing performances and a low-key, easygoing vibe.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 20, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Tries to be more than a sitcom but keeps falling back on cheap laughs.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It's Judd Apatow lite, Farrelly brothers special blend. Just call it When Harry Met Sally and Her Ovum.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

August 20, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The truly dusty cliché it drags out again is the cute couple who don't, you know, think-of-each-other-like-that. Until, of course, they do.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2010
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Another in a recent line of romcoms eager to get us laughing all the way to the sperm bank, and then to the infant dividends beyond.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The first third of The Switch, directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, is so bizarre that it leads you to wonder if, through some miraculous lack of oversight, the movie will blaze an unpredictable path. No such luck.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 20, 2010
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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At its heart, it's really not that different from a regular romantic comedy. Well, except that it's funny.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

August 20, 2010
Dana Stevens
Slate
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The sadness comes from the audience's sense that inside this slick, conventional romantic comedy there's a tender, scruffy little movie struggling to get out.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 19, 2010
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Taken on its own terms, it's a light, sweet, curiously enjoyable misfit romance, whose real star is not Aniston but her magnificently awkward Lothario, Jason Bateman.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 19, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Aniston and Bateman each bring a rare Bordeaux, and the writers bring Spam on white bread. You can skip the picnic or show up and have a glass of wine.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2010
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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Unfortunately, this latest ho-hum rom-com from Hollywood's industrial commissary comes out half-baked despite noble efforts by two undeniably likable stars who try to rescue it from mediocrity.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Didn't Jennifer Lopez play essentially the same role this year in The Back-Up Plan? Only in the movies are glamorous, 40ish single women leaping into single parenthood via sperm donation.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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More his journey than hers, more satire than slapstick, the film is that rare example of rom-com about men, which turns out to be a nice switch indeed.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 19, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Thanks to Bateman's truly winning performance as a bit of a loser, "The Switch" manages to earn our laughter and our respect in equal measure.

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

August 19, 2010
Tom Horgen
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Aniston and Bateman find a funny chemistry together, and the film's bemusing setup unfolds with wit and charm. As 6-year-old Sebastian, Thomas Robinson steals every scene he's in.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Jason Bateman film his fans have been waiting for.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

August 19, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Allan Loeb wrote the script. Josh Gordon and Will Speck directed. What they've done is concoct something gimmicky and banal.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2010
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Turns out it's hard to make one man swapping his sperm for another's seem cute, as much as The Switch tries.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

August 19, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Switch squeezes fresh laughs out of what is, in essence, a rather startlingly post-Freudian, nature-trumps-nurture view of child development.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

August 19, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The film offers few - make that no - surprises. What almost saves it is the acting.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I wish it were great, but "pretty good" puts it ahead of plenty of recent romantic comedies. Puh-LEN-ty.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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All that's good about The Switch is undermined by the need to conform to romantic comedy standards and by the predictable performance of a miscast Jennifer Aniston.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 18, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The best Jennifer Aniston movie in ages is actually a star vehicle for Jason Bateman. And Aniston's work opposite the screen's premiere mild-mannered funnyman shows her at her most engaged and pitch perfect.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

August 18, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Marvel at the desperate spectacle of three comic leads ... being outperformed by the wide-eyed Robinson, a quiet collector of silences.

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

August 18, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This one is played in broad, sitcommy fashion, utterly divorced from the way people behave in real life.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

August 17, 2010
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Saddled with the responsibility of carrying the film, Bateman acquits himself admirably.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 17, 2010
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Once you get past a shaky premise, the comedy does blossom in this Jennifer Aniston-Jason Bateman rom-com.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 17, 2010
Andrew Barker
Variety
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An unfunny, manipulative romance about two unlikable people and their prop of a son, the pic mangles the premise of its source material.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 17, 2010
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