mdtinney's Movie Review of Identity

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One of the best endings in any scary movie!
mdtinney - wrote on 05/29/09

I see Identity as a hidden treasure. John Cusak, Ray Liotta, and others give great performances in one of the most mysterious and thrilling movies of all time. I know that is a bold statement, but it a statement that is very much justified. I would first like to comment on the story itself. You will hear people refer to "twists". I happen to be very sick of "twist" endings because they are overused and filmmakers these days rely immensely on "twists" to yield drama or reaction from audience. They tend to abandon the rest of the plot and the storyline and focus purely on this reaction. Well, this annoying trend leads most of movie audiences losing interest in movies in general because if you are like me, you'll feel that most of these movies are predictable and lose much of their impact. Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention that 90% of action, mystery, horror, or thrillers are in some way (mildly or even blatantly), a ripoff of another story. Identity however, is unusually original. It also has a very strong storyline which was not compromised for cheap thrills. The thrilling sequences in this film are very solid and are backed up by a great storyline. I give it 3 1/2 stars and rank it #45 on my Top Movie List. I sincerely hope others enjoy Identity as much as I have.

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