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The Change-Up Reviews

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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
September 1, 2017
If you still enjoy the sort of bathroom humor that had you in hysterics back in grade school, this movie delivers those juvenile gags (in every sense of the word) in droves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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+
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
September 7, 2011
More dumb and crass than clever and filthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2011
Put in the hands of less competent actors, this movie would have been completely skippable. However, since they both hold their own and the jokes are surprisingly biting, it ends up being tolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 10, 2011
There's just not a lot [here] to get excited about. At best you'll be slightly amused and at worst you'll wish you could swap bodies with someone watching another movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 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
August 5, 2011
The script values shock over wit so completely that every scene feels too eager for laughs, even with comic actors as likable as Bateman and Reynolds doing the shocking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 4, 2011
The gross-out gags, potty humor, and raunchy dialogue piled up almost as if all who had a hand in making the movie had no faith in the characters or the actors playing them (Full Content Parental Review also available)
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
August 3, 2011
The filmmakers dial the crude humor way up, but it doesn't make up for the contrived plotting or the moronic characters, and it isn't particularly funny, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2011
...resorts to bathroom humor by literally putting characters on the toilet in a weak attempt to outdo the recent trend in R-rated comedy. And the result is pretty stinky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
January 14, 2013
Overlong and overly obvious
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2011
Rude, coarse and morally repugnant.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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
August 4, 2011
It has a low opinion of men, a lower opinion of women, and the lowest opinion of the intelligence of its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 3, 2011
It all seems a little tired and, more importantly, not as funny as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 4, 2011
The Change-Up, like so many American movies, feels like the product of sex-phobic 12-year-old boys whose response to the big, bad world is to run back to mommy's leg.
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