Catch Me If You Can
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Frank W. Abagnale's autobiography CATCH ME IF YOU CAN follows the cat-and-mouse chase of... Read More
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Frank W. Abagnale's autobiography CATCH ME IF YOU CAN follows the cat-and-mouse chase of Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) and FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) as Abagnale travels the world passing forged checks and assuming false identities. Covering the time period from 1963-69, the film leaps from the suburbs of New York to Georgia, Louisiana, Miami, France and the skies of Pan American airlines with Abagnale, who passes himself off as a pilot, doctor, lawyer and socialite, while constantly frustrating Hanratty's attempts to nab the increasingly cunning forger. <br> <br> CATCH ME IF YOU CAN finds Spielberg drawing on the father-son relationship that develops between Abagnale and Hanratty, filling a void left in the lives of each man: Abagnale's strained relationship with his tax-cheat father (Christopher Walken) and Hanratty's never-seen family left behind in the wake of a divorce. As Hanratty pursues Abagnale, their mutual admiration and respect grows, and finally they... Minimize
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|Stars||Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks|
|Actors||Amy Adams, Brian Howe, Christopher Walken, Frank John Hughes, James Brolin, Jennifer Garner, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye|
|Available Formats||DVD: Full Frame, DVD: Widescreen, VHS, VHS: Spanish Subtitled|
|UPC||667068998139, 667068998221, 678149033229, 678149033335|
|MPAA Rating||PG-13 (MPAA)|
|Running Time||2hr 21min|
|Professional Reviews||(01/03/2003, p.46, Owen Gleiberman): "...[DiCaprio] has just the right touch of baby-cheeked deadpan innocence to make you believe in the schemes of this eager boy grifter...", (02/01/2003, p.16-18, Glenn Kenny): "...CATCH encompasses a summation, a statement, and a bit of self-send-up, all in the detectable disguise of a light entertainment...", (02/01/2003, p.40, Geoffrey Macnab): "...[With] wonderfully inventive cinematography....The film is visually arresting....DiCaprio excels as the epicene, chameleon-like young pretender who effortlessly takes on new guises...", (03/01/2003, p.59, Annlee Ellingson): "...It's a stunning pairing. DiCaprio transforms on screen....Hanks, meanwhile, is endearing....A richly detailed film with a fully developed supporting cast...", (12/25/2002, p.C1, Manohla Dargis): "...In its detail and sweep, the production is immaculate...the fluidity of the filmmaking serves as another reminder that there isn't a more technically skillful director working in American movies...", (12/25/2002, p.E1, Stephen Holden): "...[A] supremely entertaining portrait of a virtuoso impostor....Mr. DiCaprio's portrayal of this brilliant fraud is, in a word, sensational..."|
Product Review Summary
104 Reviews from Epinions.com
By: pmills1210 in Movies at Epinions.com
Jan 15, 2003
To Be Frank
Pros: Acting, direction, detail
Cons: I would have liked more closure with one character
Jan 26, 2005
DiCaprio Resurfaces as Con Man Extraordinaire
Pros: great performances, clever, fun
Cons: not enough Walken
Dec 26, 2002
Crime, Punishment & the Paths of Redemption in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can
Pros: A smart, interesting & vibrant film.
May 23, 2003
Catch Me if You Can - Don't shove the rest down my throat.
Pros: Fabulous story.
Cons: Cut the hype. Drop the 2nd video and the book re-release.
By: JiggyJay in Movies at Epinions.com
Jun 6, 2010
Nah Nah-Nah Nah-Nah Nah--Leo DiCaprio's On The Run in 2002's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Pros: Fantastic performances, great score, captivating story, direction by Spielberg
Dec 29, 2002
Have you heard the one about the two mice that fell in the cream?
Pros: A very interesting story based on truth. Not a dull moment in this one.
Cons: Well, Frank Jr. was a con. :-)
Jan 1, 2003
Pros: Spielberg directed, funny soundtrack and plot fun to follow. Based on true story.
Cons: zero: Spielberg directed.
Dec 29, 2002
"The True Story of a Real Fake"
Pros: Lightweight, fun, whimsical, joyful. Great cast and script.
Cons: Probably won't win any Oscars. Too bad.
Aug 2, 2005
He cant be caught stop chasing him!!
Pros: Great director well put together plot
Jan 20, 2003
True-Life Cat-And-Mouse Saga
Pros: Hanks and DiCaprio in an intriguing and exceedingly witty cat-and-mouse game
Cons: The 1960s setting may appear strange to some audiences