164. Identity Thief (2013)

5.8 Insufferable
  • Acting 5.7
  • Directing 6.1
  • Story 5.5
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Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho

Director: Seth Gordon

Running Time: 111 mins

Identity Thief is an American movie about a man who goes to Florida to bring a woman who has been using his name and bank accounts for her own personal benefit to justice, by driving her all the way from Miami back to his home in Denver.

This film was a little bit disappointing. I’ve always loved films with Jason Bateman in them, he is hilarious, however when the writing of a film is quite poor, and the majority of the jokes in said film are pretty much identical all the way through, it’s not going to be anywhere near as good.

The problem is, although the film starts off funny, it just keeps going at the same tone, and with the exact same types of jokes, normally quite simple and overly farcical, meaning that by the end of a near-2 hour long film, it does become a little boring.

Also, the story of this film was not very original at all. I knew exactly what was coming every step of the way, and I have to say that the plot of this film was exactly like The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Jason Bateman (SpongeBob) goes to Miami (Shell City) to collect Melissa McCarthy (Neptune’s Crown) and bring her back by a deadline (6 days).

Overall, I’ll give this 5.8 because it was just too predictable to watch, the story was very unoriginal, and the jokes were quite poor throughout…


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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com