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Film Critic: Melissa McCarthy "Tractor-Sized," "Hippo"

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Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief" Credit: Universal Pictures Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief" Credit: Universal Pictures

A New York film critic's harsh review of the newly released "Identity Thief" is making headlines after the critic called the movie's star "tractor-sized" and a "hippo."

In the review, veteran film critic Rex Reed says actress Melissa McCarthy has "devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious."

Reed went on to say the "tractor-sized" actress plays a "humongous creep" in the film.

The movie opened Friday and tells the story of a businessman (Jason Bateman) who has his identity stolen by a woman on the other side of the country (Melissa McCarthy).

Reed's attention to McCarthy's weight has some calling foul, with many sounding off on social media.


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