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  • Summary: Grimm, a frazzled urbanite, disguises himself as a clown and sets out to rob a bank. Swiping a million bucks is a snap compared to getting out of town. Grimm and cohorts commandeer a car, a cab, a bus, a baggage tram and a plane to make what becomes for them a less-than-merry escape. (WarnerGrimm, a frazzled urbanite, disguises himself as a clown and sets out to rob a bank. Swiping a million bucks is a snap compared to getting out of town. Grimm and cohorts commandeer a car, a cab, a bus, a baggage tram and a plane to make what becomes for them a less-than-merry escape. (Warner Bros. Studio) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    100
    Delightfully inventive, consistently funny, clever but not slick, brisk yet never antic, Quick Change is the perfect cinematic date - a summer film for all seasons, the kind of sharp-edged picture that gives lightweight a good name. [14 Jul 1990, p.C3]
  2. Franklin and Murray manages to live up to the demands of a thriller without sacrificing character to frenetic pacing, and the film exudes a kind of sweetness that never threatens to become either sticky or synthetic.
  3. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    75
    It's a particularly great pleasure to encounter Quick Change, a wonderfully loose and graceful character comedy. [13 Jul 990, p.C]
  4. 60
    Behind the lens Murray has an uneven touch (or perhaps his co-director does), and "Quick Change" is given to slow moments and miscalculations. But in front of the camera, he is as wonderfully acerbic as ever, equal parts anger and hurt feelings as he grapples with the rot of the Apple, the roar of subway, the smell of the crowds.
  5. Quick Change starts out fast and loose — it gets the audience primed for a ripsnorting caper comedy. Yet almost nothing that follows is as clever, as surprising, or as casually anarchic as that nifty opening sequence. Murray himself served as codirector, and though he doesn't do anything terribly wrong, the movie lacks comic zest.
  6. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    As a performer, Murray moves through the film with a lovely doomed aplomb. And his quick verbal wit is almost enough to pull Quick Change off. But as a director, his inexperience costs him. His camera isn't as quick as his tongue. [13 Jul 1990, p.29]
  7. 0
    Derivative and blindingly dull, Quick Change is an occasion for a quick nap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 24, 2015
    7
    Plot contrivances and conveniences may plague "Quick Change's" logic, but overall, Bill Murray's (co) directorial debut delivers the wittyPlot contrivances and conveniences may plague "Quick Change's" logic, but overall, Bill Murray's (co) directorial debut delivers the witty one-liners and goofy gags in impressive stride. Expand

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