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The Change-Up Reviews

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September 14, 2011
Even the most ardent 'adult' comedy fans will emerge feeling slightly dirty and more than just vaguely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2011
The main draw here is the raucous fun to be had watching each character inhabit the other's underpants.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 14, 2011
You'd have to call the whole undertaking workmanlike rather than inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2011
It's not nice...but it's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2011
Something of a disaster, thanks to some atrocious special effects work, painful performances and an appalling, frequently offensive and badly structured script.
Full Review | 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 | Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Almost all the potential for genuine comedy is missed in this crass affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
The Change-Up mines a tired formula for new laughs, making it the perfect movie for a night out with the guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 7, 2011
More dumb and crass than clever and filthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2011
We may have seen this stuff before but it could have been so much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 6, 2011
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.
September 6, 2011
I'm not particularly proud of laughing at this vulgar cliché of a movie, but dammit, laugh I did.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2011
A variety of awkward situations, lowbrow jokes and vulgarities until it seems the screen has indeed pooed on us the audience
September 3, 2011
It's a well tried formula, but The Change Up feels as fresh as a new pair of diapers
August 18, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 17, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
August 17, 2011
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 | Original Score: 1/5
August 15, 2011
There's almost a funny bromance comedy lurking somewhere in "The Change-Up" but it never emerges.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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