Quick Change
Quick Change (1990)

Bill Murray co-directed (along with Howard Franklin) this mixture of The Out-of-Towners and After Hours, concerning Grimm (Bill Murray), a frustrated city planner who is fed up with the corruption and venality of New York City. Getting… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 13, 1990
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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83%
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Quick Change makes the most of its clever premise with a smartly skewed heist comedy that leaves plenty of room for its talented cast to shine.

Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

Plenty of '80s comedies would've just ridden the clown-robbing-a-bank premise for 90 minutes. Instead, 'Quick Change' tosses off its twist twenty minutes in, discovering that the real achievement is not knocking off a bank, but getting out of New York.

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TIME Magazine

[Murray's] glancing, genial sarcasm buoys the action for the first half-hour. Then this caper comedy sinks into a puddle of urban rancor.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...agreeable (and periodically hilarious)...

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Odie Henderson
House Next Door

Quick Change requires a leap of faith from the audience.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Neither ambitious nor particularly memorable, but it's brought off with a sly flair that makes it most enjoyable.

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Jason Shawhan
Nashville Scene

Bill Murray (who co-directed) is at his best, and Geena Davis and Randy Quaid match him. Consistently one of the funniest films ever made.

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David Ansen
Newsweek

The movie has a comfy, lived-in feel; it doesn't beat you over the head for laughs, or take its horrors-of-New York theme too seriously. Smile and enjoy.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Not likely to set the world alight, but a neat and engaging little comedy of bad manners.

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Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

While audiences had no problem watching Bill Murray in the army, at a summer camp, on a golf course, or in a library busting ghosts, they apparently drew the line at watching him in clown makeup.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This film has a lot of formulaic and yet entertaining elements that make it interesting and yet not memorable enough to resonate. Even Bill Murray, starring and… More
xGary Xx
Likeable heist movie made in Bill Murray's transitional period between comic and character actor. Clever with some good laughs and Murray is his enjoyably… More
Aj V
A fun filled comedy adventure with great actors, great story, and altogether it's a great movie. I loved it, and if you love Bill Murray you should see… More
Steve K
I adored this movie before I moved to NYC, I adored it even more after having lived there. Bill Murray at the top of of his game.
Jason Spencer
Man, this has some great stuff in it. I really thought this was a smart comedy that pushed the line in terms of the things these people have to go to to get… More
Dann Michalski
Quick Change is a clever and fun comedy co-directed by Bill Murray. The story follows a group of bank robbers that pull off a daring robbery, but when their… More