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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 55 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Identity Thief is not only not funny. It's negative funny. It's short on laughs, but it will disturb and annoy. show more

  • 63
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    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. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Watch the trailer, if you must, but spare yourself the full experience: Identity Thief steals time. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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." show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 45
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Such a catalog of missed opportunities, it probably makes sense just to list them. show more

  • 75
    R. Kurt Osenlund Slant Magazine

    Melissa McCarthy is riveting in simply-penned moments of remorse and confession, adding tearful depth to her ace timing and formidable physical comedy. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Funny and promising as the first act is, the entire second act is pretty awful, as the script chucks in one tiresome, unlikely gag after another. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    McCarthy delivers the moment of pathos in a totally different voice, tears staining her puffy face, as feelings awfully real and tainted in tragedy bubble up from deep within the comic persona. It’s startling, it’s wholly incongruous, yet it’s undeniably moving. God, how this woman can act and, within the brief frames of that different film, how we long to see the rest of it. show more

  • July 31, 2013 delayne
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    I couldn\'t finish watching it. After an hour I didn\'t care what happened, I just wanted it to stop.

  • July 15, 2013 markfothebeast
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    This movie is about average for a comedy. Some parts of the plot are exaggerated. It seems to attract more of the chick-flick audience due to Melissa McCarthy. Your girlfriend might enjoy this movie more than you.

  • July 08, 2013 jacquejo
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    Funny , but not as good as The Heat

  • July 01, 2013 yd00000000155853
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    This is both of their worst movie. So disappointing.

  • June 28, 2013 gg00000000155525
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    if the critics hate it then its a great movie

  • June 15, 2013 mrgdwrench4111
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    This movie was just ok . it could have had the comady turned up a little more . the best parts seemed to be reveled in the trailer . Not the worst ive seen not the best

  • June 15, 2013 John
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    As usual the critics could not tell their behind from a hole in the ground. This movie is non-stop laughs from start to finish. You don\'t have to think about what was said or happened because it\'s simple and funny. Great movie to get lost in and laugh your behind off.

  • June 12, 2013 joelcline
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    A fun watch if you are able to put what real life is really like aside. Now, I\'m off to go learn how to steal identities.

  • March 28, 2013 pl00000000142361
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    Hilarious! My husband and I could not stop laughing, even after the movie. A must see if you want a good laugh, so funny! Comical stunts were awesome.

  • March 25, 2013 wq00000000142783
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    I was not pleased with this movie and I wanted to see it based on the actors and previews. I rated it a two star because I was feeling generous. You have to love Melissa M. with blind passion to rate this a four star! Very few laughs, and way to many boring, unrealistic, and silly parts.


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