Taking Care of Business
Taking Care of Business (1990)

James Belushi and Charles Grodin team up for this variation on the Prince and the Pauper. Belushi plays Jimmy Dworski, a convicted car thief, serving time in a minimum security prison. But when Jimmy wins a pair of tickets to the World… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 1990
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 29% 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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A buddy movie rip-off of Trading Places.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Lamely synthetic.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Taking Care of Business plays it safe and boring.

Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Fun comedy with satire and a pleasant performance by John de Lancie.

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Variety Staff

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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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A funny and entertaining movie, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
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
Tim Salmons
Funny, but nothing to write home about.
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
James Alvarez
Not only does the movie have Jim Belushi but it has Charles Grodin. Thats a true pairing of unfunny hacks!
Barry Lappin
Very funny film at the time.