Identity Thief Synopsis
A victim (Jason Bateman) of identity theft must take extreme measures to clear his credit.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,”...
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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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They Didn't Ruin It!

By ShaunO'Cee
I was so worried this would be one of those movies where all the funny scenes had been wasted in the previews, but I laughed throughout the entire run. Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman are amazing,...

Good for a laugh!

By bethjanelle
Melissa McCarthy has done it again! To me the movie was more than the typical farce/road trip saga, due to the talents of Ms. McCarthy. Just when the humor becomes overly broad, she will bring real...

Better than "So-So"

By MedRed
Identity Thief breaks no new ground, but manages to entertain the requisite amount of time to be a fun and funny movie. It really straddles the line between a "so-so" and a "go" but I'll give it...

A little more than So-So but not quite Go.

By parent52
It was entertaining, but predictable, and there were characters in the movie that just never developed. The bad guy in prison, the three people chasing our characters, they just kind of were -- and...

Identity Thief

By dolores.mills
So Good!!!! Excellent cast!...love Jason Bateman. Fast -paced, action packed and awesome stunts. Extremely funny movie. I was entertained from start to finish with all facets of this movie...

Sweet movie

By jjr1567
Very funny and sweet film. Worth seeing, just relax and enjoy== Batemen and McCarthy have a good comedic chemistry and Job Favraus' brief screen time is effective and good reminder why Americans...

Identity Thief...Funny Enough

By TonyJae
In the midst of alot of "stupid" comedies Hollywood has bombarded us with, "Identity Thief" is relatively amusing. It's not a double over in laughter type of movie but it is humorous in spots....

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By vartgf
If this was supposed to be a comedy, they kinda dropped the ball. Just a movie about two people, one a regular guy and the other a thief and how they meet in life, great movie. I really liked it. ...

AWESOME!!!

By wyattduncan92
Identity Thief is hilarious!!! If you want a good laugh then go see this! well worth the $11.50 ticket price. good story line. I hope they make a part 2....

Identity Thief

By horrorbuff50
This is definitely a must see. It is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a few years! Be ready to laugh yourself silly! Great plot, excitement, unusual twists, and even some edge of your seat...

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Rated R | For Sexual Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Great stars can't rescue uneven, sometimes violent comedy.
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