Catch Me If You Can
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A gifted forger and confidence man attempts to stay one step ahead of the lawman determined to bring him to justice in this comedy-drama from Steven Spielberg, based on a true story. Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a 16-year-old high school student who finds himself emotionally cut adrift when his mother, Paula (Nathalie Baye), leaves his father, Frank Abagnale Sr. (Christopher Walken), after Frank Sr. falls into arrears with the Internal Revenue Service. One day at school, Frank Jr. attempts to pass himself off as a substitute teacher, and easily makes the subterfuge work. His… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is the director's most likeable film in ages, even if it's insubstantial, overlong and, frankly, a touch redundant."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A delicious cat-and-mouse game flecked with intriguing Oedipal undertones."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"I don't think anyone would argue that 'Catch Me If You Can' is one of Spielberg's best films. However, it is good enough and passes a pleasant couple of hours."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"This amiably light-footed chase gets the job done."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The movie is -- intentionally or otherwise -- a remarkable parable about denying reality until reality catches up to you."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"DiCaprio has the breeze and aplomb to keep it all bouncing along."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"A gently funny, sweetly adventurous film that makes you feel genuinely good, that is to say, entirely unconned by false sentiment or sharp, overmanipulative Hollywood practices."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Excellent account of FBI's youngest Most Wanted."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The movie is a good time. It not only produces happiness, it is happy."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Has Steven Spielberg lost it?"
‑ Tony Medley,
"Breezily enjoyable but thin."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Catch Me if You Can is one of those deceptively slight offerings that manages to reveal more about its maker than the intended masterpieces often do."
‑ Ben Schwartz, Chicago Reader
"A truly excellent, action packed, and funny crime caper..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"a future classic"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"...the film would've been vastly improved had it been trimmed down to 90 minutes."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
More reviews for Catch Me If You Can on Rotten Tomatoes

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