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Identity is a film that will divide audiences -- the twists of its plot will either impress or exasperate you.



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Ten strangers are brought together during a weather emergency, only to discover a far greater danger awaits them in this suspense-drama. A sudden rainstorm in a remote desert town strands a disparate variety of people at a rundown motel. A convict sentenced to death, Malcolm Rivers (Pruitt Taylor Vince), is stuck in transit with his lawyer (Alfred Molina). Ginny and Lou (Clea DuVall and William Lee Scott) are a not-especially-happy pair of young marrieds on their honeymoon. Ed (John Cusack) is a bright and resourceful chauffeur working for actress Caroline Suzanne (Rebecca De Mornay). George York (John C. McGinley) is a concerned husband trying to find help for his wife (Leila Kenzle, who was struck by Caroline's limo. Paris (Amanda Peet) is a prostitute who wants to move on to a better life. And Rhodes (Ray Liotta) is a police detective who has in his custody Robert Maine (Jake Busey), a dangerous and deranged criminal. As the rain pours down and motel manager Larry (John Hawkes) tries to care for his customers, one by one the unexpected guests begin losing their lives at the hands of a murderer. As the body count mounts, the stranded travelers struggle to find out who the killer is; however, they also learn each of them has a secret, and that their arrival at the motel has not been a matter of mere chance.

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Ray Liotta
as Rhodes
John C. McGinley
as George York
Jake Busey
as Robert Maine
Rebecca De Mornay
as Caroline Suzanne
Leila Kenzle
as Alice York
Bret Loehr
as Timmy York
Pruitt Taylor Vince
as Malcolm Rivers
Carmen Argenziano
as Defense Lawyer
Marshall Bell
as District Attorney
Matt Letscher
as Assistant District Attorney
Frederick Coffin
as Detective Varole
Joe Hart
as Bailiff Jenkins
Michael Hirsch
as Naked Businessman
Stuart M. Besser
as Frozen Body
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Critic Reviews for Identity

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  • Sep 05, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2013
    The flick was moving at a really decent pace and once the weird shit started to happen, I honestly couldn't get where it was headed, which was excellent until it revealed the twist way too soon. By doing so, some scenes that unfolded would just get ridiculous under the new perspective and was just dragging the movie for too long, because the surprise was thrown out of the window way too son. Still, it is a pretty decent twist that I'm sure got everyone who saw it for the first time, it's just a shame that the reveal was lackluster, deeming the rest of the movie quite forgetable.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2013
    I got a kick outta this zen twisting on A.Christie's"Ten Little Indians" that kept me suspensefully engaged ... until the mandatory final twist that was lame-o. Nonetheless good stuff until then.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2012
    A surprisingly good horror movie with a premise that appears clichéd at first, but ends up being more original than it seems. That isn't to say the movie is great or all that unique, but it has enough unexpected twists to at least separate it from other movies within the genre. Identity is a fun movie that is worth seeing to try to figure out the mystery, but also one that won't necessarily stick in your mind long after you watch it.
    Joey S Super Reviewer

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