• R, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Landis
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 1983 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 24, 2002
  • Paramount Pictures

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Trading Places Reviews

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Trading Places also makes Eddie Murphy a force to be reckoned with.

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April 2, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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This 1983 film re-creates a screwball comedy format and then eliminates everything but the crudest audience-gratification elements; any incursions into the more morally complicated side of the genre are quickly curtailed.

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April 2, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Trading Places is a light romp geared up by the schtick shifted by Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.

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April 2, 2008

Time Out
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As a satire on the internecine savagery of fiscal doings under late Reaganite capitalism, the movie is not as biting as it thinks it is; but it's still the best hoot since Arthur.

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June 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What's most visible in the movie is the engaging acting. Murphy and Aykroyd are perfect foils for each other.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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[A] shrewd but very likable movie.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2004
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