Trading Places (1983)

Directors:

John Landis

Writers:

Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris

Actors:

David Schwartz, Bonnie Tremena, Mary St. John, James Newell, Sunnie Merrill, Bonnie Behrend

Synopsis:

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
79

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