Catch Me If You Can (DVD)

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Catch Me If You Can (DVD)

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)...

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Excellent

ProGreat cast line-up, engaging and entertaining stor...

ConsIntroductory credits dragged on a little.

Throughout the last five years, Spielberg has executively produced Deep Impact, The Mask of Zorro, The Haunting, What Lies Beneath, Shrek, Jurassic Park III and Men in Black II, including a TV series Band of Brothers and Taken. Aswell as this he delivered a best-selling video game Medal of Honor...

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ProEntertaining if you can disengage your brain

ConsFeels rushed and far too implausible

● Synopsis After watching his parents marriage fail due to the failure of his fathers business, teenager Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes on a rollercoaster of an adventure as he cons his way into jobs as a pilot, doctor and lawyer, all amassing him a vast amount of wealth. But hot...

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Super

ProEntertaining cat and mouse game

ConsDrags a little towards the end

Frank Abganale Jr may be young, but he is very enterprising for his age. Wanting to find a way to get rich quick, he works out that, by making himself out to be a pilot, he can cash cheques for a substantial amount of money each time. He also goes on a series of free flights without any of the...

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Super

ProMusic, direction, acting

ConsNothing really

I'll freely admit it - DiCaprio is starting to win me over. From the 90s through to a few years ago, I've just been annoyed at him as an actor. No offence, just a personal opinion. However, the more films I see him in, the more I notice his versatility. Oh, he's always going to have an element of...

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Excellent

ProActing, Script, Story

ConsNot to everyones taste

the background story Catch Me If You Can was released in 2002 and is based around the life of the infamous con-man Frank Abagnale Jnr (Di Caprio) who's real life game of cat and mouse with FBI agent Carl Hanratty (played by Tom Hanks) during the 1960's was almost talk of the US. Abagnale made a...

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Satisfactory

“Give Him The Chair”

published 17/02/2003

ProChristopher Walken and the fact that the Cinema i ...

ConsThe dubious moral message that stealing millions o...

Steven Spielberg obviously has a grudge against me. Why else would he put Tom Hanks and Leonardo Di Caprio in a movie together? For those of us wondering whether Hanks could be more annoying than he was in Forrest Gump, the answer is, yes. Not content to simply act (or try to), Hanks felt it was...

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Good

“Smile High Club”

published 26/02/2005

ProStory, cast and some visually interesting graphics

ConsAll a bit neat and lead is a bit too much of a nic...

A facinating, slick and breathless piece of 1960's nostalgia. The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr, the American teenager who runs away from home and goes on to con millions of Dollars from various organisations. A visually entertaining film, which contains some good laughs but ultimately a...

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Excellent

“Catch it if you can”

published 06/04/2008

Prointeresting story

Consa bit long

I think it's safe to say that 'Catch me if you can' is not the typical sort of movie I watch. If it's not a girly chick flick, comedy or kids film, I'm usually not interested, but after being assured that this film contained no violence or gore, I agreed on watching the DVD! ~The Plot~ It's the...

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Excellent

ProGreat acting, real life story

ConsA bit long

Catch Me If You Can is a drama released back in 2002. Catch Me If You Can is based on the mind-boggling true events of Frank Abagnale Jr during the 1960’s where he cashed false cheques accumulating up to $2.5 million by using a number of different aliases. He also worked as a substitute teacher...

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Not for me

ProWalken

ConsEverything else

As this is going to be a negative review, I feel it only fair to set the record straight to forestall accusations of bias. I AM indeed biased. I loathe Tom Hanks (has there ever been a more sentimental, straight for the tear ducts movie star?) and I can take or leave Leonardo di Caprio (he can...

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Super

ProTight direction, good casting and a fascinating tr...

ConsCould be accused of sentimentality.

Based on a remarkable true story and billed as a 'transcontinental game of cat and mouse' between a young con-artist and an FBI detective, 'Catch Me If You Can' is a highly watchable and thoroughly enjoyable experience. The story follows the almost unbelievable adventures of a runaway teenager...

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Super

“A Very Mixed Bag...”

published 09/08/2005

ProHanks, Di Caprio, Walken... interesting plot for t...

ConsPlot inconsistencies, downright stupid parts occas...

Catch Me If You Can is the story of a conman who passed himself off as an airline pilot and paediatric doctor among other things, and a dogged FBI check fraud officer. Starring Leonardo Di Caprio in the role of the conman (Frank) and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent (Carl), it was a film that promised...

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Excellent

ProGreat director well put together plot.

Consnone

Leonardo Dicaprio, I liked him in the beach and I think he is a clever actor generally. And I shouldn't forget Tom Hanks a mega actor. This I think was definitely a good choice of movie for both of them. Based on a true story about Frank William Abignale a con man who embezzled money in 26...

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Excellent

“"Frank, how do you do it?"”

published 25/03/2008

ProLight hearted, easy to watch, clever

ConsFar fetched at times

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 academy award nominated film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo Di Caprio. Set in the 1960s the film follows the life of Frank Abagnale Jr (Di Caprio) who cons and cheats his way to a life of luxury and fortune. Life was not always so...

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Super

“All Good Cons”

published 19/11/2003

ProGood Performances, Entertaining

ConsNone really

At the turn of the sixties a young man named Frank Abagnale Jr became a wanted man by the FBI. He was a teen runaway who lived under various identities, amassing millions of dollars in forged cheques and masquerading as an airline pilot, a doctor and even a lawyer. Eventually the FBI caught up...

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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. 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 even come to rely on each other.

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