Taking Care of Business
Taking Care of Business (1990)

An escaped convict finds a wallet/organizer lost by a business executive and winds up taking over his life in this mistaken identity comedy. While the convict decides to milk his new identity for all its worth, the real executive's life… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This is a pretty stupid comedy in spots, with holes wide enough to drive trucks through, and director Arthur Hiller is as clunky as ever, but the cast is so funny and likable that they almost bring it off in spite of itself.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The roles fit Belushi/Grodin like rubber, but the rest is second-rate.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Typically bland, light-on-laughs mix-up farce

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Lamely synthetic.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Taking Care of Business plays it safe and boring.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A series lame jokes and clunky plot machinations that would strike as cynical were they not so obviously desperate.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Brash Belushi and befuddled Grodin are perfect casting for yarn about a likable escaped con who assumes the identity of a stuffy, overworked ad agency exec.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

It's also unexpectedly likeable, thanks to the high-spirited performances of stars James Belushi and Charles Grodin, under the relaxed direction by Arthur Hiller.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Oh, what a couple of seasoned stars can do with a formula.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
A funny and entertaining movie, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
James Alvarez
Not only does the movie have Jim Belushi but it has Charles Grodin. Thats a true pairing of unfunny hacks!
Tim Salmons
Funny, but nothing to write home about.
Deb S
A great little comedy from the early 90's with James Belushi playing a likeable con who escapes from prison to attend the World Series while getting his… More
Anthony Lawrie
Silly film but one of the last great comedies of its kind of that era. Great days!
RJ MacReady
Charles Grodin has always been great at playing the straight man in comedies. He's usually the put upon character who doesn't quite understand what is… More