Identity Thief Reviews

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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.
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.
April 12, 2013
Formulaic multiplex mulch, way over-long, often feels strained...That said, Identity Thief is the latest example of the disconnect that often exists between critical opinion and popular appeal. Slammed by critics the low-budget film has been a huge hit.
April 11, 2013
Identity Thief molests the idea of the 'odd couple' beyond recognition.
April 8, 2013
Don't let Identity Thief steal two hours of your life.
April 7, 2013
The film's darker elements are brushed aside and we're left with a zany, feel-good finale.
April 4, 2013
an unwieldy and unfunny farce that's robbed of comic potential through its reliance on shrill mayhem over wit.
April 4, 2013
When the plot feels like you've seen it three times before, and done better on each of those occasions, the movie better have something else going for it. Identity Thief doesn't.
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.
March 29, 2013
There's probably a funny film buried somewhere deep within this concept of a morally corrupt protagonist, whose compulsion to steal identities finds her facing off with the man whose identity she has stolen, but this isn't it
March 27, 2013
Identity Thief features the kind of 'humour' which says you don't just hit a person once, you should do it repeatedly to make it funnier.
March 24, 2013
The film is painfully unfunny, almost literally so.
March 22, 2013
There's real potential in this premise for a ripping screwball comedy anchored by two likeable actors, but the filmmakers simply don't trust the material, stirring in constant elements of action mayhem that don't work at all.
March 22, 2013
Feeble as comedy, the movie is needlessly violent, too, as if half the crew misguidedly thought they were making a foul-mouthed action thriller.
March 22, 2013
The real crime here is the waste of comic talent.
March 22, 2013
All pretty feeble stuff.
March 21, 2013
Identity Thief starts off moronic and then goes downhill.
March 21, 2013
It is reliant on McCarthy's comedy chops and her ability to deliver improv-type character material, but almost every single one of her scenes looks like an outtake.
March 21, 2013
Bateman and McCarthy are so fabulous in the overall, apart from this crap, and they, as actors and human beings, do not warrant the treatment they get here.
March 21, 2013
Cheap laughs, cheap stunts, cheap characters and with absolutely nothing important to say.
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