Identity Thief
Identity Thief (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 4, 2013
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19%
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User Score
54%



Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Identity Thief's few laughs are attributable to Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, who labor mightily to create a framework for the movie's undisciplined plotline.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

You don't care enough about these people to want to see them come out on top.

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Tom Charity
CNN.com

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.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...utterly confused over what to do with McCarthy as a physical comedienne.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

[A] sloppily made exercise of rip-offs and redemption.

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

It's like Midnight Run while at the same time completely missing what makes Midnight Run work. Melissa McCarthy deserves better.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Identity Thief is funny enough, but it needed to be darker, raunchier, and crazier to live up to the promise of its casting.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

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.

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James Luxford
The National

Bateman and McCarthy thrash around in the dark for laughs that never come.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
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Although I really enjoy MM and JB and think they are some of the funnier people in movies today, I just couldn't bring myself to love this movie or even… More
Chris Weber
An accounts rep living in Denver named Sandy Bigelow Patterson goes on a cross-country trip to reclaim his life after his identity is stolen by a wily con… More
Al S
A genuine surprise, it's a smart, fun and unexpectedly great comedy. An outrageously enjoyable buddy-comedy that is in the old tradition of films like… More
Thomas Johnston
Not since the movie "Date Night" has a story lost such potential! Bateman and McCarthy should have been an easy and GREAT pairing, but the slapstick… More
Anthony Lawrie
e basic idea of going after your own Identity thief is a good one, full of potential. Unfortunately that potential is far from explored. This really is just a… More
Bruce Bruce
In one of those movies where the funniest moments are in the trailers, "Identity Thief" is director Seth Gordon's hit and miss follow up to the… More