63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If I must watch two men not be gay together for the 300th time this summer, those men should be Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The film is often funny and even more frequently vulgar, exploiting every last chance for raunch in the full-chassis exchange of two grown men. The only thing missing: male nudity.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
No matter Bateman and Reynolds make The Change-Up seem a lot better than it is. Each earns a star in my review. The movie would be literally nothing without them.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Like the kids in detention, The Change-Up wants to offend your sensibilities. It sets new records for scatological humor and profanity.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Soon enough it's back to stale jokes about spousal date nights.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Change-Up should have fired on all cylinders. What went wrong here?
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40

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Tainted by a script (by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) so risibly broad it makes "Wedding Crashers" look like Bergman in the Hamptons.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The Change-Up bravely attempts to revive the dormant subgenre but it's a lame effort that grows increasingly frantic and foul-mouthed as the realization sets in that the gimmick isn't working.
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20

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The Change-Up's spin on the material transplants the same old house on a crumbled foundation, trying to disguise its creaky familiarity with the gaudiest coat of paint possible.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Let's give this ghastly studio comedy a Truthiness in Advertising award, if nothing else.
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39 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.