Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company-all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With help from a strong performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life wunderkind con artist Frank Abagnale, Steven Spielberg crafts a film that's stylish, breezily entertaining, and surprisingly sweet.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This is the director's most likeable film in ages, even if it's insubstantial, overlong and, frankly, a touch redundant.

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David Ansen

A delicious cat-and-mouse game flecked with intriguing Oedipal undertones.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

simply one of the best, most fun movies of the year

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

DiCaprio has the breeze and aplomb to keep it all bouncing along.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Breezily enjoyable but thin.

Ben Schwartz
Chicago Reader

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.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excellent account of FBI's youngest Most Wanted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Leo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken in what may be Spielberg's best film about a young con artist who bamboozles millions by what might be best… More
Red Lats
Great story. Amazing that someone would be ballsy enough to actually try the various occupations Frank did.
Daniel Mumby
In my review of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, I spoke about the misconception that darker films are inherently better or more substantial. If Steven… More
Louis Rogers
Certainly one of Speilberg's most nuanced films, and, as a result, arguably more affecting and emotionally resonant than Saving Private Ryan or… More
Candy Rose
Based on a true story, Frank (Leo) a 17 year old runs away from home when his parents get divorced. To survive he starts to forge cheques and takes on false… More
Graham Jones
Hanks, DiCaprio and Walken are great in this Spielberg comedy/thriller.