'Identity Thief' Review: Two Stolen Hours You'll Never Get Back

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'Identity Thief' Review: Two Stolen Hours You'll Never Get Back
The most heinous crime of "Identity Thief" is its malicious waste and robbery of 112 minutes in a most thoughtless manner. It should also face charges for misusing the abilities of the very talented Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, who valiantly attempt to elevate this thoroughly dull road-trip comedy, only to be undercut at every turn by Craig Mazin's dreary script and the pedestrian direction by Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses," "Four Christmases"). It's a premise that offers at least some promise: Financial analyst and middle manager Sandy Patterson (Bateman) has his
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