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Identity Thief Reviews

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April 14, 2016
Director Seth Gordon's best film since his brilliant debut, "The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 25, 2013
Sure, the two leads deserve better material, but there are enough laughs here to make up for a lot of creative mistakes-casting isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 22, 2013
Without the irrepressible force of comic mayhem that is Melissa McCarthy, road-movie comedy Identity Thief would end up in the ditch. Luckily, the Bridesmaids co-star barrels her way through the plot's stickiest patches.
March 12, 2013
Identity Thief isn't a great comedy in the class of McCarthy's Bridesmaids, but it's still a decent one ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2013
Identity Theft is perfectly performed, often wildly funny, and a great movie night option for the not-easily-embarrassed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 21, 2013
[A] funny, though formulaic, mismatched-duo comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2013
It's not perfect, but it is a wild 'n' crazy road trip on the lighter side of a topic that, as a lot of folks have discovered, is no laughing matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 12, 2013
Bateman and McCarthy elevate the material to a higher level than it should have.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 8, 2013
Even with all its shortcomings and sentimental fudges, there is something about McCarthy's refusal to lie down and play the victim that gives it a comic edge. A blunt edge, to be sure, but an edge all the same.
February 8, 2013
What keeps "Identity Thief" from being totally derailed is (Melissa) McCarthy's performance. She is a wonderful physical comedian who can elicit laughs just by running on a highway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2013
[Identity Thief] exhausts most of the comic potential from identity theft in the first 20 minutes and then turns into a solid but unexceptional road picture.
February 8, 2013
Chemistry is the reason things click. Actors with the ability to connect their characters to you always overcome a multitude of movie sins.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2013
Laugh out loud funny with bravura performances by Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman and a terrific supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 8, 2013
Really, this a two-hander that unfolds at two distinctly separate speeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2013
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy make a terrific comedy team in this road trip romp.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 8, 2013
McCarthy is a worthy successor to John Candy, who also had a gift for warming up caricatures with loveable humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2013
For a movie that's essentially a gender-scrambled version of Midnight Run, Identity Thief is an amiable rip-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2013
For all of its extraneous subplots and contrived scripting [the film's] got one decidedly potent weapon in the form of the fearless dynamo Melissa McCarthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2013
Its stars, Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, steal so many laughs from such improbable places that the bumps in this revenge/road trip farce can be mostly forgiven, though not forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2013
[It] manages to make off with just enough laughs to work, thanks to the wondrous McCarthy, one of the few actresses in Hollywood allowed to showcase her wit and charisma as much as her physique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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