Identity Thief

Identity Thief

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Identity Thief

Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) stars in this comedy caper as a good-natured Joe forced to hunt down the woman (Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity - before her shopping spree completely empties his bank accounts. From the director of Horrible Bosses.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There's only one glitch: the ID she's using to finance these sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson" and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the country. With only one week to hunt down the con-artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life.

2013Rating: M, contains violence, offensive language & sex scenes111 minsUSA
Comedy
84%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

With Identity Thief, Melissa McCarthy proves she's got what it takes to carry a feature, however meager the underlying material.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Melissa McCarthy’s over-the-top performance as a low-rung grifter enlivens what is otherwise a groan-worthy odd-couple comedy.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

No matter how may times Identity Thief switches tracks, nothing works — it fails as a star vehicle, a recession-era satire, a WTF white-collar-grunt revenge tale, a "Midnight Run"–style buddy flick, a gross-out laughfest and a bathetic tale of broken souls. No amount of stolen guises can fix it.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As is the case with other unsatisfactory diversions, it is entirely possible to ignore the worst parts of this movie... and just wait for Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Bateman to do their things.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

1.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Its stars steal so many laughs from such improbable places that the bumps in this revenge/road trip farce can be mostly forgiven, though not forgotten.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Another rough comic movie road trip helps give car travel a bad name.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Clever premise, witless execution.

2.0
0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

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It wants to be "Midnight Run" meets "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," but it carries little of the dramatic heft and real-world semi-plausibility of those much superior efforts.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Identity Thief establishes its priorities: Expansive character business is front and center; actual character-building is in the margins, almost off the map.

0

Apart from the occasional giggle. Identity Thief poses an improbable series of events and attempts to juggle them into a story-line of believable circumstances. If you have to see it, it won't disappoint if you don't have high hopes to start with. I thought the acting saved the film from being a total flop but still doesn't save it from my 2/5.

2.0
0

Well given that Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are the leads in this movie you would expect it to be hilarious...... Instead it turned out to be a a bo-hoo fest about parents not really caring about their kids.

2.0
0

I have to agree with Adam's review for FLICKS...I can really only give this movie 2 stars I'm afraid. I was looking for a few good laughs...and given the cast and the plot scenario I expected to snort coke up my nose (cola I mean) or choke on my popcorn with laughter at least once or twice...but that never eventuated. Loved Melissa McCarthy in...

2.0
0

I had the same thought as everyone else when the trailer came out: "This looks so funny!", but then I went to go see the movie and... it... wasn't... so funny. I expected slapstick comedy and funny dialogues; the trailer /screamed/ COMEDY, but it didn't have enough. It had such a big potential to be funny and the actors had history of comedy films, but this...

2.0
0

This was a awesome movie so glad i saw it, Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman had great chemistry and have already hear that Universal is trying to get a sequel. 5 Stars

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

With Identity Thief, Melissa McCarthy proves she's got what it takes to carry a feature, however meager the underlying material.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Melissa McCarthy’s over-the-top performance as a low-rung grifter enlivens what is otherwise a groan-worthy odd-couple comedy.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

No matter how may times Identity Thief switches tracks, nothing works — it fails as a star vehicle, a recession-era satire, a WTF white-collar-grunt revenge tale, a "Midnight Run"–style buddy flick, a gross-out laughfest and a bathetic tale of broken souls. No amount of stolen guises can fix it.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As is the case with other unsatisfactory diversions, it is entirely possible to ignore the worst parts of this movie... and just wait for Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Bateman to do their things.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

1.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Its stars steal so many laughs from such improbable places that the bumps in this revenge/road trip farce can be mostly forgiven, though not forgotten.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Another rough comic movie road trip helps give car travel a bad name.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Clever premise, witless execution.

2.0
0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

It wants to be "Midnight Run" meets "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," but it carries little of the dramatic heft and real-world semi-plausibility of those much superior efforts.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Identity Thief establishes its priorities: Expansive character business is front and center; actual character-building is in the margins, almost off the map.

0

Apart from the occasional giggle. Identity Thief poses an improbable series of events and attempts to juggle them into a story-line of believable circumstances. If you have to see it, it won't disappoint if you don't have high hopes to start with. I thought the acting saved the film from being a total flop but still doesn't save it from my 2/5.

2.0
0

Well given that Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are the leads in this movie you would expect it to be hilarious...... Instead it turned out to be a a bo-hoo fest about parents not really caring about their kids.

2.0
0

I have to agree with Adam's review for FLICKS...I can really only give this movie 2 stars I'm afraid. I was looking for a few good laughs...and given the cast and the plot scenario I expected to snort coke up my nose (cola I mean) or choke on my popcorn with laughter at least once or twice...but that never eventuated. Loved Melissa McCarthy in...

2.0
0

I had the same thought as everyone else when the trailer came out: "This looks so funny!", but then I went to go see the movie and... it... wasn't... so funny. I expected slapstick comedy and funny dialogues; the trailer /screamed/ COMEDY, but it didn't have enough. It had such a big potential to be funny and the actors had history of comedy films, but...

2.0
0

This was a awesome movie so glad i saw it, Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman had great chemistry and have already hear that Universal is trying to get a sequel. 5 Stars

5.0
0