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The Change-Up Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
July 15, 2016
R-rated comedies these days, like 'The Hangover' and 'Bad Santa,' employ a relentless bombardment of cheap, gross toilet humor and nonstop cursing -- because it usually works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 27, 2015
A disappointing body-switch comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
Cynical, tone-deaf junk that has nothing to contribute to the world but smirks and a general dismissive attitude toward human connection and interaction.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
February 28, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
Overlong and overly obvious
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 22, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 3, 2012
Luckily (Bateman and Reynolds') comic timing is convincing, otherwise this would be a total waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 25, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 21, 2011
Rude, coarse and morally repugnant.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 19, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 18, 2011
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.
Matt Risley
Little White Lies
September 16, 2011
The poop jokes are the only memorable ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 16, 2011
Might have been a decent piece of entertainment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
September 15, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 15, 2011
[A] largely uninspired identity-switch comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
September 15, 2011
The writers keep the swift chatter coming, and the stars have a good time assuming each other's personas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 15, 2011
Flee, flee from all of it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
September 15, 2011
The body-swap comedy gets a mighty shake-up here, with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman cheerfully breaking all the boundaries of taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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