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March 5, 2017
Starts off razor sharp but then quickly loses steam, but this Bill Murray comedy caper is quite funny when it wants to be. The sarcasm and drollness is great, and its an enjoyable and quirky fun comedy. That's about it.
½ September 3, 2016
Great heist idea, great humor, nothing more!
½ August 19, 2016
Murray stars in this dark comedy about a guy dressed as a clown, who along with his accomplices (his girlfriend and a longtime buddy) rob a bank but cannot seem to escape New York City as they face several mishaps on their way to the airport. Murray shines as the likable but selfish leader and Jason Robards gives a career performance as the detective hell bent on arresting Murray and his crew before they can make their escape.
½ June 1, 2016
Undeniably hilarious from start to finish, Quick Change is a smart and funny underrated comedy that qualifies as a definite Bill Murray classic with comical assistance from Geena Davis and Randy Quaid.
February 12, 2016
This is a fun little movie that focuses on a bank robbery, and the ensuing troubles that come from making a getaway in New York City. I liked how this film blended a couple of different styles because it had an interesting heist going on that kept me guessing for the first section of the film, but then it transitioned into this rollicking comedy of errors as the crooks try to make their getaway. Bill Murray was great, and kind of played this character similar to Phil at the beginning of Groundhog Day, so he has a very snarky sense of humor but you suspect an underlying heart despite his attitude. Geena Davis is the heart of the picture. While she didn't get as many comedic lines, I found her character charming and necessary as a balance to the other leads. Randy Quaid is simply hilarious in this film. I'm not sure if his character is supposed to be severely mentally challenged, but he plays it in a way that makes Loomis sympathetic instead of annoying. However, it's not just these 3 main actors that make Quick Change work, it's the story that really shines. The chain of events that unfold to lead to the conclusion are hilarious, and I love how things continuously go wrong and yet it never grinds the film to a halt. They just find a way to keep going. There are aspects of this movie that felt a little familiar, but I still enjoyed it overall even if it wasn't totally unique. Perhaps the only real complaint that I could find is that it didn't quite get me to laugh out loud, but it had me chuckling which is good enough. I'd recommend Quick Change, particularly to people who like classic Bill Murray, you won't be disappointed.
½ July 31, 2015
produced directed and starring bill murray its about a bank robbery that goes right but fleeing the city goes wrong.
½ July 24, 2015
I rewatch this film at least once a year. Hilarious, paced like a piece of choreography, touches on everything seasoned New Yorkers gripe about---especially the dismantling of the great city! It catches the spirit of the people of New York City up to the end of the 20th century. It's a tribute and a romp. And remains one of my favoritese. Perfect casting and sound track. Great entertainment that doesn't go stale.
½ June 24, 2015
Plot contrivances and conveniences may plague "Quick Change's" logic, but overall, Bill Murray's (co) directorial debut delivers the witty one-liners and goofy gags in impressive stride.
April 16, 2015
One of those movies where the concept was funnier than the execution. None of the bits really worked for me.
½ March 27, 2015
Fowl mouthed fun little caper romp.
January 9, 2015
One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I've re watched this movie 3 times, it is that good. One of Bill Murray's best.
½ November 24, 2014
Great movie. Quick Change is a funny, smart, and different kind of heist movie. Being that it was written by both Franklin and Murray, the script is chick full of hilarious dialogue, clever remarks about NY, and characters who seem burned out yet still determined to complete their goal. The film is also supported by awesome performances from its cast, especially Murray as a smart-ass robber who really hates NY, and Robards as a cop who wants to end his career with a big final bust.
October 6, 2014
Bill Murray has made more than his fair share of bad movies, like most actors, but when he aligns himself with just the right project the results can be spectacular. "Quick Change" is one such film, a criminally overlooked comedy that combines a great cast, the perfect script and Murray himself in near-perfect form in the lead.

The clever heist comedy is the star's love letter to New York City, as it celebrates the city's unique style and the special sensibilities of its citizens. Only in New York would food vendors race to the scene of a bank robbery or applaud the release of hostages like they were watching a Broadway show.

Frankly, this is one of Murray's best performances, and the screenplay by Howard Franklin gives the actor some of his best lines. The supporting performances are good too, especially a radiant Geena Davis in the female lead. The movie is almost stolen, however, by Bob Elliott of the old Bob and Ray comedy team. He has very little screen time as the bank's security guard, but he is hilarious every single time he's on the screen.

It's also refreshing to see an adult comedy that is not afraid to use adult language but has enough restraint to not go overboard with it. That's the easiest way for a film to lose its effectiveness. The robbery itself is quite clever, and the sardonic tone of the picture is a perfect fit for its star actor. "Quick Change" is a forgotten movie that is greatly deserving of finding an audience, but that is becoming more and more unlikely with the passage of time. It's very funny and full of terrific comedic performances and a concrete grasp on what makes New York such a great city.
August 30, 2014
Terrific comedy co-directed by star Bill Murray in his only outing as a director. The film plays out like "Dog Day Afternoon" meets "The Out of Towners". Murry and his crewGeena Davis and Randy Quaid stage a daring robbery but then have a terrible time trying to get out of town to make there getaway. The always great Jason Robards plays the police detective trying to track them down and there is an now unbelievably great supporting cast that includes Phil Hartman, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Victor Argo, Philip Bosco and Kurtwood Smith before any of them really hit it big. There's a fine comedy score by Randy Edelman and fine photography by Michael Chapman. Something of an unsung great film in the Bill Murray cannon of films.
½ July 28, 2014
I liked this one, I hadn't seen it since it was in theatres almost 25years ago. It's got a fun ptremise, and Murray is excellent, and it's also got a top-notch supporting cast of character actors such as: Tony Shaloub, Philip Bosco, Kurtwood Smith, Stanley Tucci, Stave Park and Victor Ardo. Give it a try!
½ July 15, 2014
Good funny movie on the early 90s. they just to make movies like this any more
½ July 13, 2014
Quick Change starts out fast and loose - it gets the audience primed for a ripsnorting caper comedy. Yet almost nothing that follows is as clever, as surprising, or as casually anarchic as that nifty opening sequence. Murray himself served as codirector, and though he doesn't do anything terribly wrong, the movie lacks comic zest. Behind the lens Murray has an uneven touch (or perhaps his co-director does), and Quick Change is given to slow moments and miscalculations. But in front of the camera, he is as wonderfully acerbic as ever, equal parts anger and hurt feelings as he grapples with the rot of the Apple, the roar of subway, the smell of the crowds. As a screenplay -- as a story -- Change is a silly mess. But the main reason to watch Change is for Murray, of course. And no matter what formulaic claptrap is around him, he always redeems it with something comic. Despite the fact that Change lags and lopes along toward an inevitable, trite conclusion, it also leaves itself wide open for funny moments. Neither ambitious nor particularly memorable, but it's brought off with a sly flair that makes it most enjoyable.

VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film. (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)
½ April 10, 2014
Moderately interesting at the start but then loses its touch after the bank robbery.
½ March 31, 2014
Hilarious and often overlooked. A classic Bill Murray performance and many great supporting characters. Phil Hartman, Jason Robards, Tony Shaloub, Randy Quaid, and Geena Davis are all excellent in this grist comedy.
½ February 1, 2014
This is not your typical Bill Murray movie. It's a quirky, comic-caper movie. The humor is more in the moment than slap stick. Very enjoyable.
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