75

Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
Melissa McCarthy is riveting in simply-penned moments of remorse and confession, adding tearful depth to her ace timing and formidable physical comedy.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The fault, I think, isn't in our stars but in the script, running up a huge comedy tab the likable players can't pay off.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In some ways, Identity Thief is a raunchier variation on another recent odd-couple road pic: Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen as overbearing mom and nebbish son in "The Guilt Trip."
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Preposterous, goofy and a clear ripoff of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” Identity still manages to make off with just enough laughs to work, thanks to the wondrous McCarthy, one of the few actresses in Hollywood allowed to showcase her wit and charisma as much as her physique.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
With Melissa McCarthy playing a one-woman demolition team who, for 95 percent of the running time, is a genuine affront to nature, there are unavoidably some laughs here, although the gifted comic actor got more of them in less screen time in her previous films than she does in this starring role.
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45

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Such a catalog of missed opportunities, it probably makes sense just to list them.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The ensuing road trip should be hilariously chaotic, a classic misadventure between two ill-matched travelers. Instead of “Midnight Run,” though, we get another gloss on the recent “Guilt Trip,” in which the concept is all that counts.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Unfunny, predictable, and vulgar, it’s the generic equivalent of a Judd Apatow movie. As always, you get what you pay for.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Identity Thief is not only not funny. It's negative funny. It's short on laughs, but it will disturb and annoy.
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0

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Watch the trailer, if you must, but spare yourself the full experience: Identity Thief steals time.
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35 out of 100
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