Switching Channels
Switching Channels (1988)

The 1920s-era play +The Front Page was about a Chicago reporter who wants to retire and get married but is tricked by his editor into doing one last story -- which proves to be complicated. It was made into a classic film in 1931 and… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 4, 1988
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Reynolds is charming in an otherwise so-so reworking of His Girl Friday.

Clint Morris
Moviehole

Very middling, but still mildly entertaining

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Obviously one of the weaker "Front Page" remakes, but still colorful and energetic enough to warrant some faint praise.

Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

A half-way decent updating of His Girl Friday. Half-way.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Unofficial variant on The Front Page that occasionally works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Throughly ordinary remake of His Girl Friday, stick with the original.
Dean McKenna
Effective performances by Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, and Christopher Reeve, but this remake comedy media movie is very average, lack of laughs.
Anthony Valletta
Weak remake of His Girl Friday.