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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 together a couple of accomplices -- Phyllis (Geena Davis), who admires Grimm for his audacity, and Loomis (Randy Quaid), a follower to Grimm's leader since grade school -- Grimm decides to rob a bank, pocket the money, get out of town and take off to tropical splendor. Dressing in a clown suit, Grimm devises a unique way to rob a bank -- taking a group of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"[Murray's] glancing, genial sarcasm buoys the action for the first half-hour. Then this caper comedy sinks into a puddle of urban rancor."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"There is not much in Quick Change that hasn't been anticipated by Neil Simon and beaten to death by countless imitators. Mr. Murray's film is at the worn-out end of this bloodline."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Easily a top-five career highlight for Bill Murray, Quick Change is a comedy jewel, squeezing a rare amount of mileage out of its fickle star, who appears atypically invested in the picture's mechanics."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Funny fluff featuring clowns, a bank robbery, and Bill Murray."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"A delightful romp that generously allows the unknowns who dot the large supporting cast to garner the biggest laughs."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Neither ambitious nor particularly memorable, but it's brought off with a sly flair that makes it most enjoyable."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Bill Murray dresses up as a clown to take hostages and rob a New York bank. Funny? Guess again."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"After piquing our curiosity, Murray and Franklin skillfully let us in on the scheme and slowly reveal the nature of the three characters at the center of it."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Inventively sinister, endlessly hilarious dark comedy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"By blurring the foreground characters and focusing on the background, New York City becomes the real main character of the film until the script falters near the end and Murray once again reclaims the audience's attention."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Not likely to set the world alight, but a neat and engaging little comedy of bad manners."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Despite the fact that Change lags and lopes along toward an inevitable, trite conclusion, it also leaves itself wide open for funny moments."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"From the opening scenes with Murray dressed as a clown for the robbery and playing his cynical, wise-cracking card to great effect, to the trio pitting themselves against the whims of New York City, this is breathtaking and inventive stuff."
‑ , Film4
"Amusing comedy with a great, subdued performance by Murray. Runs out of steam too soon, though."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
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