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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"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
"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, Salon.com
"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
"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, Examiner.com
"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
"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, CNN.com
"Identity Thief apparently forgets it was supposed to be a comedy."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"You don't care enough about these people to want to see them come out on top."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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
"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
"[A] sloppily made exercise of rip-offs and redemption."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
""Identity Thief" is a cheap copy of much better comedies."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Bateman and McCarthy thrash around in the dark for laughs that never come."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"More arduous than raucous, this unfunny, odd-couple road movie wastes both a promising comedy premise and a pair of talented comic performers. Bateman and McCarthy deserve better."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"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, MLive.com
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