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Film: A comedy with a weak Identity

Reviewed: Identity Thief, directed by Seth Gordon. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 2/5. Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone. Selected cinemas, no cert. Rating: 3/5.

24th March, 2013
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief.

Reviewed: Identity Thief

**Rating:** 2/5

Considering that it stars two likeable comedy stalwarts, the fearless Melissa McCarthy and masterful straight-man Jason Bateman, and is directed by Bateman's Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon, audiences might have expected more from Identity Thief than crude gags, lazy cultural stereotypes and hackneyed plotting.

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