Switching Channels
Switching Channels (1988)

Set in the hectic and cutthroat world of television news, this remake of The Front Page, tells the story of a beautiful and ambitious anchorwoman whose plan to marry a millionaire is thwarted by the machinations of her nasty ex-husband who… 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: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cathy Burke
United Press International

Reynolds and Turner turn in nice work as the hard-boiled couple who love to hate one another... Reeve is the surprise in this movie, turning his character into a wonderful caricature of a 1988 self-absorbed yuppie businessman.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Unofficial variant on The Front Page that occasionally works.

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.

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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.