75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
By turns rowdy and rueful, The Switch is a comedy with serious ramifications, not least of which is the question, what makes a family?
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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
This picture belongs to Jason Bateman, who, after years of playing the second or third banana (and plenty of times being the best thing in a given film), finally gets to show off his considerable gifts as the co-lead in a mainstream comedy.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Squeezes fresh laughs out of what is, in essence, a rather startlingly post-Freudian, nature-trumps-nurture view of child development.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Despite a virtually unplayable premise, The Switch overcomes this handicap to turn itself into a friendly, offbeat romantic comedy.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie's flaw is impossible to ignore, turning on the most tired of romantic comedy conventions: Someone knows something, and all that person has to do is say it, and the movie is over and everything's great.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The romantic comedy has never had a star as depressing as Jennifer Aniston. It's not the movies - well, it isn't simply the movies.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is a romantic comedy, not a sci-fi adventure tale. But the actions, choices and general behavior of the characters are oddly removed from what goes in the real world.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's subpar sitcom.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
His (Bateman) performance is fun. Too bad The Switch is not.
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40

NPR

By Scott Tobias
It all works out agreeably enough, albeit in strict adherence to rom-com formula, right down to the obligatory wacky-best-friend roles given to space cadets Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis.
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52 out of 100
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