• Identity (2003)

Identity

Release Date: April 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2003

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When a vicious storm breaks out in the Nevada desert, 10 people seek refuge in an isolated motel. At the same time, a serial killer (Pruitt Taylor Vince) under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mallick (Alfred Molina) -- who has just found the killer's revealing journal -- awaits execution for murdering a group of motel guests. When the storm-stranded travelers realize they are being killed off one by one, limo driver Ed Dakota (John Cusack) bids to stay alive and reveal the murderer's identity.

Cast: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes, Alfred Molina, John C. McGinley, William Lee Scott, Jake Busey

Director: James Mangold

Genres: Thriller , Mystery , Horror

Production Co: Columbia

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Mystery, 2000s, Murder, Quest

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    The film mixes the psychological with the supernatural, the profane with the ridiculous, the self-indulgent with the understated, and dares you to assume anything. It's all great fun. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    What starts out as a seemingly-routine excursion into genre clichés emerges into a more complex and satisfying arena than most viewers will anticipate. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A rarity, a movie that seems to be on autopilot for the first two acts and then reveals that it was not, with a third act that causes us to rethink everything that has gone before. Ingenious, how simple and yet how devious the solution is. show more

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