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The Change-Up Reviews

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Ben Kendrick
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
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
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
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
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
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
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
September 14, 2011
It's not nice...but it's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Kostakis
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
Ed Gibbs
Sydney Morning Herald
September 6, 2011
We may have seen this stuff before but it could have been so much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joshua Blackman
FILMINK (Australia)
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.
Anders Wotzke
September 6, 2011
I'm not particularly proud of laughing at this vulgar cliché of a movie, but dammit, laugh I did.
| Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 3, 2011
It's a well tried formula, but The Change Up feels as fresh as a new pair of diapers
Michael Dequina
August 15, 2011
Jason Bateman's famously quirky comic energy cuts loose in an unusually and hilariously fresh way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 15, 2011
It manages to be funny, filthy and incredibly lame. At times it feels like Adam Sandler and Kevin James should be our leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
August 12, 2011
"The Change-Up" is a raunchy adult film with its seldom comical moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Movie City News
August 10, 2011
The thing you need to know about The Change-Up is that it is epically raunchy. I expected very little and had a lot of laughs in this movie.
Eric D. Snider
August 8, 2011
The perverse humor and outrageous scenarios made me laugh often enough to recommend the movie, but I'm disappointed that it didn't explore the potential in an R-rated body-swap comedy more carefully.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Prairie Miller
August 7, 2011
The manic humor minus the multiple grossout bodily excretion detours, would have sufficed quite well on its own. Which eventually feels more derivative than not, with origins in the perversely revisited realm of possibly Twain's 'Prince And The Pooper.'
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
August 6, 2011
This movie is the equivalent of being on an emotional roller coaster. One minute you like being onboard and the next you desperately want to get off. If you are in the mood for the outrageous, preposterous and ridiculous, this comedy provides a...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 6, 2011
Has its moments, although you might want to just wait until the DVD to see them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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