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Trading Places Reviews

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November 13, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2010
Preposterous lighthearted one-joke comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
August 3, 2013
Directed by John Landis with a surprising amount of class, though he lets some of his old Animal House' vulgarity slip ostentatiously into the action.
April 2, 2008
This 1983 film re-creates a screwball comedy format and then eliminates everything but the crudest audience-gratification elements; any incursions into the more morally complicated side of the genre are quickly curtailed.
November 23, 2015
Trading Places is a comedy of unavoidable fits and starts.
June 24, 2006
As a satire on the internecine savagery of fiscal doings under late Reaganite capitalism, the movie is not as biting as it thinks it is; but it's still the best hoot since Arthur.
August 3, 2013
It's all outrageously contrived, and only surprising restraint by director John Landis makes it work. The writing is superb, too, leaving the two funnymen free to do the most inspired textured portrayals either has managed in movies.
January 1, 2011
Edgy, bawdy '80s comedy not meant for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
What's most visible in the movie is the engaging acting. Murphy and Aykroyd are perfect foils for each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2002
An altogether hilarious concoction that features Dan Aykroyd at his strongest, Eddie Murphy at his freewheeling funniest, and director John Landis at the absolute top of his game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 23, 2004
Funny and clever, even though its celebration of 80s-era greed has aged poorly.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2006
Eddie Murphy stars in one of his greatest roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 2, 2008
Trading Places is a light romp geared up by the schtick shifted by Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.
September 14, 2002
Murphy and Aykroyd at the top of their game
| Original Score: 4/5
July 23, 2003
A thoroughly entertaining romp with its lampooning of social snobbery
February 26, 2005
great fun
| Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2010
...a fun-filled film all the way around.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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