Identity Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2330

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 286

Theatrical Release Date: 04/25/2003

Language: English

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: James Mangold

Actors: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, John Hawkes, Cleu DuVall

Plot: A group of strangers find themselves stranded in a Nevada motel during a freak rainstorm. One by one they are being murdered, but the for what reason?

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Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 12/07/2018

Suspenseful re-imagining of Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.

Rating of
3/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/27/2012

People got trapped in a motel because of flooding and an unexpected killer. Malcolm suffers dissociative identity disorder based on a journal. Sufficient character development with sincere performances all around. Ray Liotta was the definite standout. Score and premise similar to Psycho. Execution, pace of the story, editing and direction made the film interesting. A type of thriller that keeps its viewer engaged until its conclusion. Only reservation this reviewer had were the believability of the plot and it's possibility of killing off each personality since there were 10. Identity is a creative well-casted picture that can be enjoyed.

Rating of
3/4

Alaine - wrote on 12/14/2011

10 little 9 little 8 little...Ten people getting killed.. They're not who we think they are. Plenty of twists. Good cast.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

"Identity" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/15/2016

A group of strangers stranded in an isolated motel during a storm are stalked by an unseen killer. Identity is one of the earlier examples of the M. Night Shyamalan "twist" school of film-making, and as such stands or falls on your willingness to swallow its rather absurd premise. In its favour, it's nicely shot, atmospheric and well played by a talented ensemble cast, John Cusack displaying his usual quirky charm which plays off well against Ray Liotta's typically intense persona. It's all very intriguing at first, but as the plot becomes ever more far-fetched I'm sure many will become exasperated. But if you are open-minded enough to accept its inherent silliness, Identity makes for a made if very, very hokey slice of entertaining nonsense in a similar vein to The Game or Shutter Island.

memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
1.5/4

The definition of a cheap thriller.

memento_mori - wrote on 08/26/2013

And like so many other cheap thrillers, this one has (drum roll please): You guessed it! The dumb blonde that cries for the majority of the time she's on screen!
I just can't get over how terrible the script is developed. These characters have been brought together for a reason. Into a claustrophobic situation. There is room for likability and character study there, but no. Instead the characters just fight and prove themselves to be nothing less than stupid, basically running into the clutches of the killer.
There is a completely unnecessary subplot in this movie, that lasts five minutes. This is kind of a spoiler, but do you really care?:
The blonde in this film told her boyfriend she was pregnant, so that they could get married. Truth is: She wasn't pregnant. She was just jealous …

MovieAddict
MovieAddict
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

A psychological thriller/slasher!

MovieAddict - wrote on 03/15/2012

A sudden and violent rainstorm brings together ten strangers at an isolated Nevada motel; the motel manager (John Hawkes), a spoilt, arrogant movie star (Rebecca DeMornay), and her chauffeur (John Cusack who turns out to be an ex-policeman), another policeman (Ray Liotta) and the convict (Jake Busey), he is escorting, a former prostitute trying to change her life around (Amanda Peet), and two married couples, one newly wedded and the other with a quiet traumatized son. The mother of this boy has been injured after being struck by the film star's limousine.

One by one the members of this group start to die violent deaths. They discover that the killings are taking a sequential queue and realize that one of them must be a killer; the question is "Which one?" And what does a mass …

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