Overall Rank: 2417
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 292
Theatrical Release Date: 04/25/2003
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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Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/24/2022
"I saw you... I saw you in an orange grove." When you thought the movie had a simple story turns into something more...strange. James Mangold did a great job of keeping my attention as everything unfolds. Its set in one location during a terrible storm and ten characters are stuck at a motel and must face the longest night of their lives. The ending didn't make too much sense when given some thought, but other than that, it was a solid watch.
Indyfreak - wrote on 12/06/2018
Suspenseful re-imagining of Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.
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.
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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 - 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 - wrote on 03/14/2012
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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