Reviews for this film from our members:
Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
Excerpt: A volcanic Melissa McCarthy and dust-dry Jason Bateman elevate this weak-scripted but energetic comedy about an office drone who gets his identity stolen by a grifter.
Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
Excerpt: Being short on laughs isn’t necessarily a death knell for a comedy, but Identity Thief doesn’t have enough to supplement its unfunny gags, stale design, and disposable supporting cast.
Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
Excerpt: Both Bateman and McCarthy are funny, but they really don’t have much chemistry between them, and chemistry is essential for a road comedy that basically locks two people in cars and hotel rooms together.
Bill Clark @ FromTheBalcony.com
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: If only there were some kind of federal bureau that handles the investigation of such crimes, everything might be resolved easily and quickly.
Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators.com
Excerpt: How far can one joke possibly stretch? Identity Thief offers an answer.
Takis Garis @ www.moviesltd.gr [Greek]
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: Vulgar and tawdry, it turns a cyber-crime into cinematic chaos.
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: There’s a bone-deep heartless cruelty at play here…
Daniel Kelly @ Danland Movies
Excerpt: Bateman and McCarthy are trying, bless ‘em, but they can’t compete with the dumb jokes and film-maker Seth Gordon’s laden sitcom touch.
[New – 9/12] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
Excerpt: McCarthy and Bateman ordinarily make comedy look easy, but despite their valiant efforts in punching up pretty dismal material, this misfire misuses them.
Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
Excerpt: Ironically, identity is something that’s sorely lacking.
[New – 9/12] | Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies
Excerpt: In a nutshell, Identity Thief should have stolen some fresh-minded slapstick instead of wrapping its insipid zany heart around some hyperactive hogwash that wastes the comedic timing of likable leads Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine
Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
Excerpt: It’s Midnight Run meets Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, but I’d recommend rewatching either of those instead. Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
Norm Schrager @ Meet In the Lobby
Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
Excerpt: 2013 is Melissa McCarthy’s year. Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
Phil Villarreal @ COEDMagazine.com
Excerpt: Here’s a comedy rule of thumb: When a straightforward description of the plot is funnier on an ironic level than any joke in the film, you’re in for a bad time.
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