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23. 'Identity Thief'
Release date: February 8
Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Genesis Rodriguez, T.I., Morris Chestnut, John Cho
Why it's terrible: Remember how good the "Identity Thief" trailers were? A word of advice: if you haven't seen the movie yet, just stick to watching those. Released in the doldrums of February, this Melissa McCarthy vehicle squanders its solid premise and talented cast with a disappointing script that fails to deliver actual laughs and misses out on every opportunity to deliver genuine satire. A teary third-act turn that tries to humanize McCarthy's unrepentant scam artist is as cheap and unconvincing as the film's lazy attempts at comedy.
- Chris Eggertsen