Watch: Identity Thief 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) gets a nice call confirming his name and other identifying information. The next thing he knows, a spa in Florida is reminding him of his appointment and his credit cards are maxed out. With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to literally bring the thief to justice in Colorado. Keeping tabs on the other Sandy (Melissa McCarthy) and run-ins with bounty hunters is harder than he was expecting, and ultimately the cross-country trip is going to find both Sandys learning life tips from one another..
Plot: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief — a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
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|35/100 | MetaCritic|
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Good watch, probably won’t watch again, and can recommend.
This actually reminds me a lot of “Bounty Hunter”, but with distinct elements of “Guest House” and “The Hustle”.
It’s honestly disturbing to me to see the anatomy of a sociopath laid out in a movie like this, but it does thoroughly example both what it is like to have your identity stolen and the kind of monsters that do that sort of thing.
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are both top notch comedic actors, but some of the scenes were a little hammy, even for them.
A lot of the movie sort of feels like a VERY long SNL sketch where people are going, “Wouldn’t this be funny?” and someone always went, “Yeah, put that in, why not?”.
It’s not that it’s not good, but it could have been great.
Friends don’t steal friends’ identities, do they?
While not quite the abomination that some critics have suggested it is, Identity Thief is a hard film to recommend to film fans looking for a comedy to cheer them up. Too long at just under two hours length, the makers appear to have dropped Melissa McCarthy in the middle of a film, built a load of questionable on going gags around her, and then thrown Jason Bateman in for the charm offensive. Then as the film runs out of steam at the mid-point, it gets caught in a vortex of contrivances and pseudo serious statements. It’s a real hodge-podge of a script that does the actors no favours at all. A great premise is not fulfilled, sadly.
Identity Thief only escapes bottom of the ladder status because fans of the two leads will find a modicum of enjoyment in their respective efforts. 5/10
Formulaic road trip comedy, but the actors make the jokes funny
As the cartoon-ish posters tell us, Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) is a sucker. He just gave his personal identification information to a stranger over the phone. Sandy Patterson (Melissa McCarthy) is the “Identity Thief”. After getting arrested and almost getting fired from his job, the real Sandy Patterson is determined to get his identity back. A stupid but convenient police procedural sets Sandy off across the country to bring the criminal to justice.
It’s the type of film where critics and audiences are at odds. Critics think it’s one of the worst comedies ever made, audiences don’t particularly like it all that much either, but are paying to see it in theatres in droves. Go figure. Well, I liked it. It has its fair share of problems, but it can make you laugh, simply and effectively.
The key to comedy is timing. Bateman is a good comedic actor and he has great comedic timing. His lines are funny enough and we are able to laugh at his misfortunes because we know good will have to come to him eventually. The film itself also has good timing. A handful of well- timed edits had me screaming, laughing and crying in a ball as a snake squirmed its way up Sandy’s pants. The scene that followed handled an animal joke better than most similar comedies do.
Say what you will about Melissa McCarthy, but she’s a good actress based solely on the fact that every character she has played is completely different than any she has played before. “Sandy”/Diana is not Molly, not the filthy Megan, not the scattered Sookie and not any of the darker characters that she played in a few dramas. Diana has no friends (but can buy some using Sandy’s money) because she’s extreme in her actions. But that’s where comedy lies, in the extreme.
“Identity Thief” does take the road trip comedy angle and makes it fairly formulaic with the various obstacles, but that’s also what makes it likable. Sandy is likable, Diana is over-the-top but that’s what makes the comedy work. The film, though, is a “soft R”, meaning the jokes are tame and silly not overly crude or crass. Considering how much audiences love the R-rated comedy, that’s apparently the problem with this movie. It just wasn’t raunchy enough for them. Well, I can like my comedies with a few less swear words and no nudity, so I liked it.
Much better than the previews suggest
I went into the Houston premier of Identity Thief with modest expectations. The movie is more-so about the road trip of the straight and Honest Sandy alongside the Cunning, throat punching Diana. The premise is a recycled one, but is done in a fresh way. While watching, you don’t get the “I’ve seen this before” feeling while watching it. There are plenty of laughs delivered by the hilarious two leading characters. The supporting characters actually are the only disappointments. They seem quite dry with their dialog being rushed and less integral to the humor of the movie. They are more side notes to keep the story rolling, but they do not slow the movie down.
The movie is a good time out and not a waste of money if you paid for tickets. It doesn’t break the mold, but it does stand up as a movie you will enjoy and actually leave out of the theater talking about!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min), 2 hr 1 min (121 min) (unrated), 2 hr (120 min) (unrated)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Seth Gordon
Writer Craig Mazin, Jerry Eeten
Actors Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,048 m (Portugal, 35mm), 3,051 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema