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Identity Thief Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 20, 2016
Up until he becomes somewhat manly, Bateman's character's supreme ineptness is less funny than nerve-wracking. There's way more grossness than hilarity. Don't get conned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
It's like Midnight Run while at the same time completely missing what makes Midnight Run work. Melissa McCarthy deserves better.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Travis Hopson
October 9, 2013
This ugly and rather mean-spirited film, with jokes that are so lowbrow they're totally underfoot, creaks through a number of recycled road trip gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
April 8, 2013
Don't let Identity Thief steal two hours of your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
February 28, 2013
"Identity Thief" gives Melissa McCarthy her full- fledged feature-film starring role. But the result is dispiriting, to say the least.
Full Review | Original Score: **
John Serba
June 5, 2013
Bateman and McCarthy seem inspired enough to make this janky old jalopy of a story somewhat entertaining, playing to type with a lukewarm script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
February 7, 2013
An obnoxious and repulsive comedy that consistently wastes the talents of its two charismatic stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Justin Craig
February 7, 2013
While "Identity Thief" isn't one of the best road-trip movies to come our way, Melissa McCarthy makes the journey worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
February 8, 2013
A self-indulgent comedy catchall, one that's saddled with an irony for a title; that is, for a film about the value of identity, Identity Thief doesn't have a clue about what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Bibbiani
February 8, 2013
Identity Thief is torture porn. We've been using that term wrong for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/10
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
February 8, 2013
The two have palpable chemsitry, but the film's hyper pace keeps pushing them forward when it might have nicer to just let these two make us laugh
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
February 21, 2013
While the two leads are likable enough, they deserve better, especially McCarthy. Her range is criminally misused here -- it's almost as if someone stole her comedic identity and committed a bad film in her name.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 11, 2013
Identity Thief molests the idea of the 'odd couple' beyond recognition.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
February 7, 2013
The film's few chuckles can be chalked up to the sheer comedic charisma of McCarthy and Bateman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 14, 2013
...a yawner plot set-up that leads to lots of wannabe off-colour gags, a small army of pursuing villains and an expected final act in which Jason's icky-sticky niceness might perhaps stop McCarthy from being a shrieking psychopath.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Simms
FILMINK (Australia)
April 4, 2013
an unwieldy and unfunny farce that's robbed of comic potential through its reliance on shrill mayhem over wit.
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
February 5, 2013
McCarthy gets bashed about like a Stooge, and she bashes back with riotous abandon. Sadly, the rest of the movie is a shambles.
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
Bateman and McCarthy thrash around in the dark for laughs that never come.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
February 7, 2013
Much as I like Melissa McCarthy, this aimless road movie misfires. And when is Hollywood going to let a plus-sized woman be not only sexual but erotic?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Miraudo
April 2, 2013
The first thing I did after returning from the screening was take two painkillers for my throbbing headache. A man can only withstand so much shrill shrieking and faux-screwball antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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