Identity Thief Reviews

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May 24, 2018
There's something to offend everyone in Identity Thief: racist jokes, gay jokes, the word "vagina" wielded as an insult.
January 3, 2014
You don't care enough about these people to want to see them come out on top.
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
All pretty feeble stuff.
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
Cheap laughs, cheap stunts, cheap characters and with absolutely nothing important to say.
March 19, 2013
It saddles Bateman with a thankless uptight straight-man role while heaping serial slapstick ignominies on his co-star, who gamely bounds through everything the script throws at her.
March 17, 2013
Clever premise, witless execution.
February 12, 2013
Identity Thief is so bad that I hope it doesn't prematurely squash people's enthusiasm for Melissa McCarthy.
February 11, 2013
Identity Thief is funny enough, but it needed to be darker, raunchier, and crazier to live up to the promise of its casting.
February 9, 2013
If Identity Thief suffers from comedic recession, Melissa McCarthy is too small a stimulus package.
February 8, 2013
I came away from "Identity Thief" with more admiration than ever for Melissa McCarthy, but I hope somebody will devise a better vehicle for her talents.
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
[A] sloppily made exercise of rip-offs and redemption.
February 8, 2013
Considering that it starts out with two distinctive and likable stars and a reasonably promising premise, "Identity Thief" reaches impressive heights of laziness and idiocy.
February 8, 2013
Identity Thief apparently forgets it was supposed to be a comedy.
February 8, 2013
"Identity Thief" is a cheap copy of much better comedies.
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
Thanks to McCarthy's abundant comic gifts and those of her equally ill-served straight man Jason Bateman, Identity Thief doesn't leave nearly as icky a taste as it could have, but Gordon only taps into a fraction of his actors' potential.
February 8, 2013
A lot of movies released into theaters deserve the label of "bad." Only a few cross the line into "reprehensible." Say hello to Identity Thief.
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