The Switch Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 23, 2012
This might have worked better as a television episode or a short film, but as a feature, it's merely another one of those overly-long films where the audience must wait around in silence for the same conclusion we've seen countless times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 3, 2012
A conventional yet entertaining romantic comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
Bateman and Aniston are fine but don't have any real chemistry together, whilst the direction is flat and rather uninteresting. It has the occasional good moment, but "The Switch" fails to push any buttons. Or, indeed, pull any switches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Luxford
The National
August 30, 2011
despite a novel plot device, The Switch is a disappointingly formulaic film and at times quite soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
A misjudged lightness of tone and a predictable structure neuter the neuroticism and strange maliciousness of this Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman rom-com.
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
April 1, 2011
Despite a strong cast and technical specs, The Switch remains another easily disposable entertainment built out of the rubble of a promising literary prospect.
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
You have to overlook a whole lot of guff in order to enjoy the slight but pleasurable entertainment of The Switch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2010
Directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck find some heart and wit in the screenplay, and they draw a strong performance from Bateman, who?s funny and sympathetic as the lovelorn Wally.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Karina Montgomery
October 1, 2010
I would describe this movie first as sweet, then as funny - though the funny is definitely present, either dry and sly, or big and farcical. It's definitely a movie worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2010
Another week, another Jennifer Aniston rom-com. This one's passable, but saddled with a problematic central plot device.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
September 7, 2010
Aniston still has a winning way with a comic line although it is really Bateman who carries the film, yet even his understated performance is consistently upstaged by young Robinson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 6, 2010
As pleasant as a daylight stroll across Central Park in the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 5, 2010
On some level, Wally is acting out on his deep feelings, and what he's doing to his "friend" is a violation of her dignity not far removed from rape.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
September 3, 2010
One of the main problems here is that there is zero chemistry between the two leads -- and we're not given any real reason to root for them to get together.
Peter Bradshaw
September 2, 2010
Let down by inconsistent characterisation and finally ending in gloopy sentimentality and silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
September 2, 2010
Aniston has wasted herself on some pretty thankless roles recently, but she is exactly right for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Winning
Little White Lies
September 2, 2010
It strains to portray a progressive modern woman, but Aniston's role is the weakest link.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
September 2, 2010
There's an interesting story in there somewhere about nature and nurture, and the pros and cons of being clever or merely good-looking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
September 1, 2010
Despite winning turns by Lewis and an on-form Goldblum, the laughs are in short supply.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
September 1, 2010
There's much to enjoy, if not quite enough to disguise the film's essential awkwardness in trying to cover too many bases.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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