• Identity (2003)


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: Horror , Thriller , Mystery

Production Co: Columbia

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Cusack is especially good in a role that's got more (and less) going on under the surface, while Peet offers up another coltish, trash-mouthed vamp. show more

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