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Critic Reviews for Identity
A nihilist project in Usual Suspects mode: Nothing is as it seems, because nothing matters in the least.
Assorted examples of artificially flavoured humanity ... proceed to panic, bicker and run with the customary perversity that characters in situations like this do toward their gory destinies.
Deserves credit for at least trying something fresh in the psychological-thriller realm, and for the mood of goofball creepiness it creates.
Audience Reviews for Identity
An intriguing, tense and solidly structured thriller centered on a mystery that is pretty well developed - even if it cannot escape the clichés of the genre -, but what makes it stand out is how it turns out to be much more intelligent than it seems despite its flaws and absurdities.
An entertaining, if heavily problematic, exercise in the same universe as "The Usual Suspects" concerning a group of strangers, who seemingly have no connection with one another, stranded at a motel during a dark, rainy night, before one by one they begin to get mysteriously killed. On first watch of this film a few years back, I thought it was a little lame. However, after revisiting it, I have to say it's a tad better than what I had remembered. Notably, the acting raises this movie above "bad" status, thanks mainly to the always dependable John Cusack sweeping in for the rescue. The twists and turns (including one big mega super duper ultra twist) are well executed, although there are certainly more than one plot hole that one can discover rather easily. Still, for being a short little thriller, it conjures up enough atmosphere and curiosity in these characters to make you wonder what is going to happen next. Far from perfect, but also not terrible.
|Malcolm Rivers:||"As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away."|
|Malcolm Rivers:||As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away.|
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