Wilson of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Seth Gordon is the man behind such comedies as Four Christmases and Horrible Bosses. While Horrible Bosses looked great to begin with, after viewing, it really wasn’t all that special. When you get talent like Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, and of course, Jason Bateman, you can’t let us down like that. But it did. It was stale and not very funny. But I am willing to give him another shot with Identity Thief."