• Released
  • February 8, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Comedy
  • 10,275 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A victim (Jason Bateman) of identity theft must take extreme measures to clear his credit.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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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Hilarious; we all know someone like each of these characters...to see them interact: priceless

By sapauditor
These two people would normally never be together. However, in the film, they have to be together...and it is hilarious!...

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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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