Identity Thief Movie Reviews

Identity Thief

Identity Thief

Release Date: Feb 08, 2013

Genre: Comedy

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    Loved this film. It was clearly inflenced by someone who adored the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, but, that was fine with me, since that film is one of my all time favorite sweet chaotic comedies. As far as having merit of it's own, it does. The characters were big and bright. The film moved well and stayed light, and I want that in a comedy, I'm so sick of crying when I go to laugh. This one is worth seeing.
  • 5
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  • 3
    I was looking for a comedy because I was having a difficult day and this looked promising so I gave it a chance. I thought the film was alright, I had a good time watching it but I am not sif it is worth seeing in the theaters, you will probably be better off watching it at the comfort of your home. The film was quite funny and I really liked the leads but there was nothing special or extraordinary about this film. It has been such a long time since I have seen a very good coy and it is a shame. Overall, the film was entertaining and the story was interesting but I suggest renting this film instead of seeing it on the big screen.
  • 4
    I have to say that I was surprised with this film, I did not think that I will like it but I did and I think most people will enjoy watching this film. I love the lead actors and I think they have very good comedic timing and they definitely made this film better and funnier. I thought the story quite funny and I thought the film was entertaining. I heard that McCarthy’s role was supposed to be played by a man but it was changed when they saw McCarthy in her break-out role in Bridesmaids and I am very glad about that. I think she is amazing comedic actress and I am very happy she is getting the attention deserves. Overall, the film was fun and funny and I think it is worth seeing in the theaters.
  • 5
    Did you think that Horrible Bosses was funny? I did, and the director is back with Jason Bateman again in another laugh riot of a movie that will definitely keep you chuckling all the way from beginning to end. The movie is about a guy named Sandy (as in the pecan cookie) who because of his girly name gets his identity stolen by a woman in Florida named Diana (Melissa Mccarthy). She's an obnoxious and gross and hilarious wackjob who just doesn't care what happens to anybody whose life and identity she ends up stealing. She also has a gross (I mean GROSS!) affair with a fat turd of a cowboy played by the actor who plays Cam on "Modern Family". They like to inflict their love making on other people because, well, that's what friggin weirdos do when they are bored. This movie is totally awesome and you should definitely take your friends to see it. It's even a great date movie if you want to laugh a lot.
  • 4
    Okay, okay: I admit I was wrong about this movie. I was expecting it to be mega dumb and it was only kind dumb, but dumb without trying to be smart, so it gets points for self-aware enough that it didn't get too satisfied with itself. It's a pretty average movie in terms of the story, but it makes up for it with the performances: Jason Bateman plays a guy named Sandy (apparently, it's a unisex name) whose identity is stolen by an identity thief in Florida named Diana (Melissa McCarthy). He goes to track her down to get his life back and make her pay, but he soon realizes that he might have been better off just leaving her alone and trying to find a new identity because she is a DISASTER. She is really is a piece of work and the whole audience was dying laughing at her throughout the movie. I think that anyone who enjoys comedy will get a kick out of this one. It's pretty funny.
  • 5
    Melissa McCarthy may not be a size zero blondie bombshell who has the allure of a Jessica Biel or Jessica Alba (or even Jessica Chastain) but she is a GODDESS. I cannot express how my soul lights up every time she appears on screen in this movie just to cause mayhem that made my sides ache with delightful laughter. True, you've seen this kind of hijinks in other movies - it's the classic formula in a new guise - but you probably haven't seen it with a woman who knows how to tickle the funny bone for hours on end. Jason Bateman, from my all-time favorite show Arrested Development and my al-time favorite movie Juno, is a delight, playing an average sarcastic too-cool-but-kinda-smarmy guy who gets the jolt of his life from the least exected source - a piece of con artist trailer park trash named Diana who steals his identity and then goes on a spending binge on things so dumb that you have to watch the movie to believe it. HILARIOUS!!!
  • 3
    Viewers beware: this is not a smart comedy like Arrested Development or Bridesmaids as you might associate with two brilliant actors like Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. They are both pretty funny in it (McCarthy especially, who goes for the kill in EVERY scene) but the writing is pretty pedestrian and doesn't try to be anything other than an over-the-top sitcom. This might suffice for the "Dumb & Dumber" crowd, but it could have been so much more if the writer had just tried to do something a bit more novel. The funniest bit to me was McCarthy in Bateman's car as they drive cross country so that Sandy (Bateman) can get his identity back from Diana (McCarthy). She knows EVERY song ever played on the radio and she just annoys the living daylights out of him, which is especially funny because it's Bateman and it's something we can all relate to. A decent comedy, but not a classic.
  • 5
    This one is a HEEELARIOUS jaunt through the land of silly with my favorite actor in the world Jason Bateman. He's just SO hilarious even when he's not trying to be. I don't know what it is exactly about him but I just cannot help but suppress a smile every time he appears on screen. He is, however, outmatched by the goddess of all things comedic Melissa McCarthy in what can only be described as yet another screamingly, gut bustingly over the top comic tour de force. I wish there was a laugh o meter installed in every theater showing this movie because they need to measure just how hilarious she is for those who are reluctant to see the movie (or those dumb dumbs out there who still think women aren't funny). It's a hilarious tale of a stolen identity that leaves one man's life utterly in ruins. I think this one is a surefire hit and everyone will be telling their friends to watch it asap.
  • 4
    This week’s big release has, for the ticklish, big laughs. Now, don’t jump the proverbial gun just yet: this isn’t a smart comedy like The Invention of Lying or Death at a Funeral. But then it isn’t trying to be. It’s just plain fun.

    And all of the fun that is to be had while watching Identity Thief can be summed up in one name: Melissa McCarthy. After her scene-stealing performance in the runaway hit Bridesmaids, she has never looked back, going on to steal each and every scene, movie, and television appearance she’s made. And in a medium that isn’t particularly kind to females (I’m talkin’ to you, Chevy Chase) or which gives them much to do other than play the straight man to Jim Carrey or Steve Carrell, it’s all the more remarkable that McCarthy is blazing trails where few others ever get the chance.

    The straight man in this comic venture is the man with killer comic timing himself, Jason Bateman. As Sandy (yes, it’s a guy’s name), he is about as conventional as they come. He has his steady life and steady job going, well, steady. Then, one day, his identity is stolen by Diana (McCarthy), a con artist who makes Larry the Cable Guy seem positively presidential. She’s crude in an adorable sort of way and disgusting in an endearing manner akin to the way watching a newborn puppy learn to poop is endearing. It’s less “awww!” and more “awe”.

    When Sandy sets out to track down the woman that has made his life a living hell, the two of them end up on a road trip that is resoundingly clichéd but, thanks to McCarthy’s hysterical performance, manages to make the mundane outright hilarious. There is the requisite gross-out romantic dalliance between two fatties that we expect in a filler of a movie like this (can’t you just see Bateman squirming?) but it still makes me laugh.

    Maybe it’s because there’s something endlessly funny about two people who don’t just cop to but revel in how disgusting they are. Or maybe it’s just because Melissa McCarthy is the biggest comedy star in Hollywood right now.

    Take that, Tyler Perry.

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