That was amazing. Eddie Murphy killed it. Didn't like Winthorpe though.
The "nature-nurture" theory that motivated so many Three Stooges comedies is the basis of John Landis's hit comedy. The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ame... read more
Directed by: John Landis
Release Date: June 1, 1983
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
Stats: 3,743 reviews
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February 1, 2013
Billy Ray Valentine: Hey that's the motherf- I mean... that's the gentleman that had me busted.
"They're not just getting rich... They're getting even."
Trading Places is one of the best comedies of the 80's and maybe ever. It's my personal favorite Eddie Murphy film and proba...
December 18, 2012
One of the best movies. Ever.
September 6, 2012
One of my many joys in life is sitting down to watch an Eddie Murphy film from the 80s, back when he was at his peak, and a true comedic master. This movie, a spin on The Prince and the Pauper, is a great example of prime Eddie.
Directed by John Landis, this is the story of two ...
February 11, 2012
Louis (Dan Aykroyd) is a wealthy man who has it all, respect, love, money. Billy Ray (Eddie Murphy) is a down and out. As part of a bet of a cruel bet, their lifestyles are switched. Good cast.
July 3, 2011
Hysterical comedy with Aykroyd/Murphy with a side of Curtis :) I really enjoyed it and had great elements of a good 80s movie :)
March 15, 2011
A manipulative pair of wealthy brothers make a bet which sees a small time criminal and a Wall Street stockbroker filling each others shoes. John Landis was one of the most consistent directors of American comedies of the time and here we see Frank Capra dragged kicking and screa...
March 11, 2011
There were a lot of aspects I truly enjoyed in this Landis comedy from the early 80's. Comedian Eddie Murphy is riding high from SNL and discovers his talent and versatility in a role that explores his acting chops. There are tons of great performers including Don Ameche, Ralph B...
January 16, 2011
A good cast, an interesting story, and some laughs. Unfortunately it's not funny or interesting enough. This movie could have been better, but as it is it's okay.
May 27, 2010
If someone came up to you and pitched a film starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, and directed by John Landis, they wouldn't get many takers. Both actors' careers seem in a constant state of freefall: for every Dreamgirls there's a dozen Norbits, and for every Chaplin there's a...
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