Josh Rottenberg
June 01, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Trading Places

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
118 minutes
performer
Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy
director
John Landis
distributor
Paramount Pictures
genre
Comedy

We gave it an A-

THE SETUP A street hustler (Eddie Murphy) switches lifestyles with a Wall Street yuppie (Dan Aykroyd).

VINTAGE EDDIE Murphy’s Billy Ray insists to the cops he’s a blind, legless Vietnam vet: ”I was in Sang Bang, Dang Gong — I was all over that place…. I was Agent Orange.”

WORTHY EXTRAS? Yes, if only for the one archival promo clip that shows Murphy and Aykroyd, both in their prime, doing dueling old-Jewish-man impressions. A-

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