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The Switch Reviews

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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
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
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.
August 20, 2010
It's not horrible and it has the sense to make the most of Bateman's talents, but it's awfully hard to relate to people who can't figure out Clark Kent is Superman wearing glasses.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 18, 2010
Bateman and Aniston have no chemistry, and the movie's most entertaining moments come from Jeff Goldblum in the thankless supportive-friend role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 26, 2010
The Switch sets some kind of record in the creepy-premise category: It's about a guy who woos a girl by sneaking his sperm into her uterus. Now, that's romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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.
August 18, 2010
All that's good about The Switch is undermined by the need to conform to romantic comedy standards and by the predictable performance of a miscast Jennifer Aniston.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 20, 2010
The comedy itself suffers from awkward scheduling. Though this isn't its only wrinkle.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 19, 2010
Suffers from screenplay-speak and sluggish pacing. I kept waiting for one genuine moment. Aniston lacks presence and motivation. She's an extra in her own film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 17, 2010
An unfunny, manipulative romance about two unlikable people and their prop of a son, the pic mangles the premise of its source material.
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
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
August 22, 2010
Robinson is the only saving grace of the movie, stealing every scene that he appears in. He almost salvages this wreck that fails to pass muster and should have gone straight to...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2010
Likable cast wasted in a dopey comedy. But hey, at least it has the first head-lice-removal instructional montage in romcom history.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 2, 2010
It strains to portray a progressive modern woman, but Aniston's role is the weakest link.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 23, 2010
A walkout-bad, 'bait and switch' rip-off bearing less resemblance to Juno or Little Miss Sunshine than to terrible TV sitcoms revolving around the shopworn 'one big lie' plot device.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
August 18, 2010
Trite without any surprises. Hollywood make-believe with mean-spirited people. Thomas Robinson is the scene-stealing star.
August 19, 2010
Let's all agree that comedies based around sperm banks or sperm donations should be banned from our fair shores forever
| Original Score: 2.5/5
August 19, 2010
The story is boosted by some decent acting and a few genuine laughs, but not enough to justify the cost of a theater ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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