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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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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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Caryn James
New York Times

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.

Jason Bailey

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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Variety Staff

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

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Bill Murray dresses up as a clown to take hostages and rob a New York bank. Funny? Guess again.

Rob Gonsalves

Smarter, even more literate, than it needs to be.

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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Despite the fact that Change lags and lopes along toward an inevitable, trite conclusion, it also leaves itself wide open for funny moments.

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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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