Trading Places (1983)


John Landis


Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris


Kelly Curtis, Marlene Willoughby, Ronald Sylvers, Arleen Sorkin, Yvonna Russell, Charles Pendelton


A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
  • Comedy
  • Reviews 2
  • Highest Rating 82
  • Lowest Rating 79
  • Average Rating 81

Trading Places (1983)

This deeply uneven film lurches uneasily between social commentary and slapstick comedy badly damaging the experience in the process. Poor time allocation wastes critical minutes, so while Aykroyd's transformation is a hit, Murphy is regrettably stilted and synthetic.
November 12, 2012