Identity Thief Reviews

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December 3, 2020
If the plot is going to be light-hearted and fun-loving, there's simply no room for extremely dark characters and situations.
April 10, 2019
This would-be comedy veers back and forth between mean and nasty and overly sentimental, resulting in a film that quickly grows tiresome.
February 13, 2019
dentity Thief is awash with a hackneyed and horribly mawkish type of moralising. It's as if studios have voluntarily adopted a new skewed iteration of the Hays Production Code for its comedies.
November 1, 2018
This film just made me want to crawl up into a ball and cry. And I pretty much did. Not because the film is sad or anything; just because it is that unbelievably putrid.
October 22, 2018
Identity Thief is one of those failed attempts to capture comedy magic.
August 22, 2018
It is a creaky start, and matters fail to become smoother from there.
May 24, 2018
There's something to offend everyone in Identity Thief: racist jokes, gay jokes, the word "vagina" wielded as an insult.
October 25, 2017
Identity Thief is supposed be a fun time, but robs you of it the whole 111 minutes you're sitting there watching it.
October 23, 2017
Don't see it.
September 1, 2017
Identity Thief exhausts you with slapstick.
July 14, 2016
Though occasionally funny and filled with amusing bit-performances Identity Thief's deeply unlikable co-protagonist stops this would-be buddy comedy in its tracks.
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.
March 17, 2015
...suffers from an often unwatchable first half that admittedly does give way to a passable final stretch...
June 24, 2014
...utterly confused over what to do with McCarthy as a physical comedienne.
February 6, 2014
It's like Midnight Run while at the same time completely missing what makes Midnight Run work. Melissa McCarthy deserves better.
January 3, 2014
You don't care enough about these people to want to see them come out on top.
October 18, 2013
Bateman and McCarthy thrash around in the dark for laughs that never come.
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.
July 13, 2013
...devolves into the tale of the misunderstood criminal with a heart of gold. It's cheap, even for a low-rent comedy...
July 13, 2013
The gags mostly grab at low-hanging fruit, frittering away the marvelous potential of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy on an odd-couple road trip.
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