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Based on 30 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 26 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's subpar sitcom. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

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

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    His (Bateman) performance is fun. Too bad The Switch is not. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite a virtually unplayable premise, The Switch overcomes this handicap to turn itself into a friendly, offbeat romantic comedy. show more

  • 40
    Scott Tobias NPR

    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. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    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. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    The Switch, to its credit, really is about a boy, who with the help of a sensitive, sad-eyed kid, stands a chance of becoming a man. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Aniston's work opposite the screen's premiere mild-mannered funnyman shows her at her most engaged and pitch perfect. show more

  • May 27, 2011 paraleew2002
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    I saw the movie in the theatre first. I have watched the DVD too many times to count. I never tire of the wonderful expressive face on Jason Bateman. That is what I call acting. Hope he will be cast in more movies like The Switch.

  • March 28, 2011 buddy20112011
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    Comedy? I don't think you will find any laughs in this one. The little boy was the only one who delivered any value for this flick.

  • March 20, 2011 jackd1207
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    I was unexpectly pleased with this movie. Not usually a fan of rom-com-chick flicks, but this one was clever, and well written, and the acting was top rate (Maybe Goldblum's character was a little over done). The little boy is adorable. As for the "crude humor" factor, the movie artfully tap danced around the edges of today's standard for crude. Well done! Worth watching.

  • October 17, 2010 Italianabella4u
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    Very funny ********** movie!

  • September 11, 2010 Gracieb6248
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    i loved the movie jen was great they need to fire the critics and ask the people comming out of the movie what they think about the movie critics suck

  • September 07, 2010 jimni44
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    A film worth seeing because Jennifer is so darn cute and sexy! The little boy was adorable and Jason was great.

  • September 06, 2010 rVillaren
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    oh yeah for got my rating....

  • September 06, 2010 swanssr
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    Because of all the bad reviews and the Aniston bashing I was not going to see this movie. To my pleasant surprise I enjoyed it alot, I thought that there were alot of good parts, the story line was flimsy but Aniston and Bateman had chemistry and the little boy Sebastian was adorable. However I am sick of Jennifer Aniston playing the same role in every movie its time for her to move out of her comfort zone. I did like the movie its not as bad as the critics made it sound.

  • September 06, 2010 Amasquare
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  • September 06, 2010 HEY YALL!!!!!!
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    If J. Aniston is in it, you know the movie's gotta mostly suck.

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