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75
Orlando Sentinel
Aniston's work opposite the screen's premiere mild-mannered funnyman shows her at her most engaged and pitch perfect.
70
Boxoffice Magazine
It's funny, clever, touching and real.
70
Despite a virtually unplayable premise, The Switch overcomes this handicap to turn itself into a friendly, offbeat romantic comedy.
63
It would be nice to argue that the good outweighs the bad in The Switch, but it's a wash.
63
Around the halfway point it starts getting interesting and the people who put it together are at least working in a realm of reasonable intelligence and wit and respect for the audience.
60
Saddled with the responsibility of carrying the film, Bateman acquits himself admirably by playing it straight, developing a genuinely convincing and affecting chemistry with Robinson and taking his character's repression seriously.
50
It's subpar sitcom.
40
Variety
An unfunny, manipulative romance about two unlikable people and their prop of a son, the pic mangles the premise of its source material ("Baster," a 1996 short story by Pulitzer-winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides) in ways that ought to baffle viewers of all sociopolitical stripes.
40
Marvel at the desperate spectacle of three comic leads-Aniston, Bateman and Watchmen's Patrick Wilson as the original donor-being outperformed by the wide-eyed Robinson, a quiet collector of silences. These stars will never be as young as he is; you wish they'd all stop trying.
40
Austin Chronicle
Amiable fluff that takes its time learning how to walk, talk, and generally act like the kid-centric rom-com that it is.

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