Trading Places

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. Directed by John Landis with a surprising amount of class, though he lets some of his old ''Animal House'' vulgarity slip ostentatiously into the action.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. PatC.
    Jun 14, 2007
    9
    The ease in which the hilarity oozes from this movie obscures its greater achievement, which is the deft way it presents its plot. It takes a The ease in which the hilarity oozes from this movie obscures its greater achievement, which is the deft way it presents its plot. It takes a broad spectrum of characters and plays them off each other in a merciless mix of outrageousness and serious restriant. This is textbook on how to tell a story. Top drawer comedy. Full Review »
  2. Apr 29, 2015
    9
    I enjoyed it throughout. The two leads, (Eddie Murphy the standout), make good chemistry as scientific experiments at the whims of twoI enjoyed it throughout. The two leads, (Eddie Murphy the standout), make good chemistry as scientific experiments at the whims of two conniving billionaires. The writing flows and the film never ceases to be mundane or bland like many comedies I know. Where has Eddie Murphy gone now? And Dan Akroyd. They were so talented, and this is a prime example of it. Full Review »
  3. May 25, 2014
    7
    Trading Places is such a great movie i dont see how this is not rated higher here on listal. Its really one of the only watchable Wall StreetTrading Places is such a great movie i dont see how this is not rated higher here on listal. Its really one of the only watchable Wall Street movies as most of them are rather boring but this with its different take on it and making it a comedy was a nice change and it pays off. Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy play off each other very well and their comedy was pure gold like when Aykroyd is on the train dressed as Santa eating the fish drunk as hell and Murphy when throwing away all the drugs and talking bad about them ends up taking a joint and smoking it later those two parts are just a few of many great moments in the movie. Jamie Lee Curtis as a hooker was funny and she did have a pretty great body back then also Paul Gleason again does a great job being a big A-hole he is like that in all his movies he is just too good at it. I think the best thing about this movie is that it all comes down to frozen orange juice its just so random.

    Overall i give it a 7.7 This is one of the movies i never get tired of watching its just that great of a movie
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