Identity Thief
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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 U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You don't care enough about these people to want to see them come out on top."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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."
‑ Tom Charity,
"...utterly confused over what to do with McCarthy as a physical comedienne."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"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."
‑ Travis Hopson,
"Very little about Identity Thief is original. After a brief introduction that leads to Sandy and Diana travelling across the country together, viewers are saddled with a story that's essentially a road movie with an Odd Couple twist."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"[A] sloppily made exercise of rip-offs and redemption."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"It's like Midnight Run while at the same time completely missing what makes Midnight Run work. Melissa McCarthy deserves better."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"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."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Twitch
"Bateman and McCarthy seem inspired enough to make this janky old jalopy of a story somewhat entertaining, playing to type with a lukewarm script."
‑ John Serba,
"Identity Thief is funny enough, but it needed to be darker, raunchier, and crazier to live up to the promise of its casting."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Bateman and McCarthy thrash around in the dark for laughs that never come."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"The natural charisma of the two leads is about the only thing that saves Identity Thief; it's a very generic, very lazy Hollywood comedy."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"Sure, the two leads deserve better material, but there are enough laughs here to make up for a lot of creative mistakes-casting isn't one of them."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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