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Rex Reed still not apologizing for calling Melissa McCarthy a tractor-sized hippo

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New York Observer film critic Rex Reed (who we've<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/rex-reed-called-melissa-mccarthy-a-tractor-sized-hippo-in-his-identity-thief-review" target="_blank"> profiled here before</a>) famously <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/rex-reed-called-melissa-mccarthy-a-tractor-sized-hippo-in-his-identity-thief-review" target="_blank">called Melissa McCarthy</a> "tractor-sized," a "female hippo," and a "screeching, humongous creep" in <a href="http://observer.com/2013/02/declined-in-identity-thief-batemans-bankable-billing-cant-lift-this-flick-out-of-the-red/" target="_blank">his review </a>of Identity Thief.

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

Box Office Round-Up: Oz Is Great, Powerful And A Much-Needed Blockbuster

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Through two months, 2013 has been a pretty awful year for major motion pictures at the box office thus far.

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Rex Reed explains calling Melissa McCarthy a hippo

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Rex Reed went on Mark Simone's show on <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/WOR-710-AM-s21780/" target="_blank">WOR 710 AM</a> in New York this morning (don't worry, I don't know what that is either) to respond to the controversy surrounding his Identity Thief review.

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'Identity Thief' earns $37 million while Rex Reed cries

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Identity Thief was a movie<a href="https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/identity_thief/" target="_blank"> hardly anyone liked</a> starring an actress critic Rex Reed referred to variously as <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/rex-reed-called-melissa-mccarthy-a-tractor-sized-hippo-in-his-identity-thief-review" target="_blank">"tractor sized" and "a hippo,"</a> but just like the mighty hippo of the thundering Zambezi, Identity Thief grossed almost $37 million at the box office this weekend.

IDENTITY THIEF

Weekend Movie Guide: Re-Live The Greatest Volleyball-In-Jeans Moment In Movie History

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Opening Everywhere: Identity Thief, Side Effects Opening In IMAX: Top Gun FilmDrunk Suggests: Rex Reed says that by paying for a ticket to see Identity Thief, <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/rex-reed-called-melissa-mccarthy-a-tractor-sized-hippo-in-his-identity-thief-review">you’re supporting America’s problem with obesity</a>.

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Rex Reed Called Melissa McCarthy A 'Tractor-Sized' 'Hippo' In His 'Identity Thief' Review

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Rex Reed is a 74-year old film critic who once famously wrote the following sentence about South Korean people in his review for the film Old Boy: "What else can you expect from a nation weaned on kimchi, a mixture of raw garlic and cabbage buried underground until it rots, dug up from the grave and then served in earthenware pots sold at the Seoul airport as souvenirs.

JASON BATEMAN

Identity Thief (Trailer)

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With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Batemen) heads south to confront the identify thief with an all-access pass to his life (Melissa McCarthy).


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