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Rex Reed's review of the Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy "Identity Thief" is drawing the ire of readers and media outlets alike, after Reed made disparaging comments about McCarthy's weight. Also read: "Identity Thief" Reviews: Is Melissa McCarthy's Latest Another "Bridesmaids"? Reed is catching heat after calling McCarthy "'tractor-sized" and characterizing her as a "hippo." "Melissa McCarthy ('Bridesmaids') is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success," Reed also wrote in The New York Observer review. Perhaps not surprisingly, the media was quick to pick up »

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