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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Scary beyond belief serial killer thriller.

Movie R 2003 90 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

A fine but yet so intense movie

This movie was really OK but yet it was too violent for young ones! I think 13+ could watch this.
age 18+

Unbelievable ending!

Not a movie for kids, but a very good movie for adults that enjoy suspense filled plots. Unbelievable twist and turns!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (8 ):

This is a thriller with real thrills -- both the kind that make you jump and the kind that make you think. It is one of those rare Sixth Sense-style puzzles with a fabulous plot twist that may send audiences back to see it a second time just for the fun of knowing how it all fits together.

Close-ups with suspenseful music mean that something bad has happened or is going to happen just outside the frame. But the conventions of the genre are treated more as traditions and they are expertly handled and wonderfully creepy in IDENTITY.

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