I am all for a scathing review
. In fact, I much prefer scathing reviews to kiss butt reviews because I think it takes much more writing ability and intelligence to find new ways to say something sucks and comparing it to other things in life that suck. There is a line that you don't cross though and Rex Reed in his review of Identity Thief crosses the line. I think we all know it is going to be a bad movie. It looks like it is a good 90 minutes of escapist fun that I am looking forward to watching on DVD in a month. Write your review and trash the movie. I am all good with that. Rex does not just write about the movie though. He also insults Melissa McCarthy. In the second paragraph he calls her tractor sized and a hippo. In the third paragraph he calls her obese. Why? Body jokes are not funny and just show a lack of creativity and writing ability. Criticize her acting, but not her body.