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Identity

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Identity

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/25/03
performer:
Jake Busey, John Cusack, Rebecca De Mornay, Clea DuVall, Ray Liotta, John C. McGinley, Alfred Molina, Amanda Peet
director:
James Mangold
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Michael Cooney
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Half the story is that 10 storm-stalled travelers in a Bates-like motel are dying one by one. The other half is a surprise, sort of, in an ornate psychological thriller built on a showy display of clues in a game whose rules aren’t explained for arbitrary reasons. John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peet are among the stranded strangers.