80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Like a fresh ripple in the near-stagnant high school movie pool, Chris Nelson’s Date and Switch balances formula with winning performers, genuine humor and a generosity of spirit that this genre too often lacks.
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70

Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
Date and Switch isn't a gay movie. It's a zippy, happy, buddy flick.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The film's more heartfelt moments are what ultimately work best.
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63

Slant Magazine

The film's forced quirkiness and repeated displays of bro-ism in action hinder the potential for a more subtle approach to the potentially challenging issue the story depicts.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Nelson's amiable comedy occasionally gets fixated on things that don't serve its overall purpose and is too self-conscious to really shine. But it's a more competent, accessible film than its stealthy theatrical release suggests.
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50

The Dissolve

By Andrew Lapin
Date And Switch is a plucky step in the right direction for diversity in teen comedies, but it lacks the extra oomph to stand on its own merits.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Erik Adams
In effect, it feels a lot like the characters at its center — not terrible, just incomplete. A comic take on this premise and these themes feels like a necessity in 2014. Unfortunately, Date And Switch isn’t the movie this day and age needs.
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25

RogerEbert.com

By Simon Abrams
Pseudo-sensitive bro-dude rom-com Date and Switch comes out today, and it already feels dated.
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56 out of 100
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