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The Switch Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 3, 2012
A conventional yet entertaining romantic comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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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 P. 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
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
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-
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
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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
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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
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
September 1, 2010
There are some good lines, especially from the supporting cast including Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis, and enough moving and witty touches, despite the contrived and predictable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
September 1, 2010
This is exactly the kind of role that suits Jen down to the ground. As Kassie, she's dead funny, deeply watchable and hugely likeable. It's just a shame there's not more of her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 1, 2010
Surprisingly likeable relationship comedy-drama, enlivened by terrific performances from Jason Bateman, Jeff Goldblum and young Thomas Robinson...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
September 1, 2010
Jason Bateman plays the reserved guy we're used to by now, but he has so much charisma his character Wally is effortlessly watchable, and the best thing about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 30, 2010
Mildly entertaining, but there's no reason not to wait for the DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 30, 2010
The movie doesn't suck. Which is not to say it's great, but thanks to a wonderfully nuanced performance by Bateman, it is surprisingly moving in spots...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
August 30, 2010
A movie that, based on its premise, has absolutely no business being as good as it is. An affecting and very entertaining father-son story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 30, 2010
Isn't without its moments, but any time Aniston and Bateman push at something more honest and truthful, the film purposefully snaps back into standard rom-com mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 28, 2010
At its best, The Switch plays against expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 27, 2010
... the movie has its charms, mostly thanks to the star chemistry of Aniston and Bateman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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