Catching Out (2003)

Catching Out


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Many may believe that the hobo is a relic of a bygone era, a mere stereotype popularized by depression-era comedies, and it's this preconception director Sarah George aims to shatter with her documentary Catching Out. Its title derived from the slang term for hopping a ride on a train, the film chronicles the lives of hobos continuing to catch rides on trains all over the United States. George herself hops some trains, encountering such individuals as Jessica, an ever-transient young woman, and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Sarah George
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On DVD: Jun 24, 2008
Seventh Art Releasing


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Ultimately, the film is as numbingly boring as, well, a lengthy train ride during which there's nothing to do but look out the window.

August 21, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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When focusing on its four main subjects, Catching Out is an absorbing, picturesque group portrait.

Full Review… | August 21, 2003
New York Times
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George's portrait of hobo lives gets stuck in self-absorption.

Full Review… | August 19, 2003
Village Voice
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November 9, 2003
New York Post
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Full Review… | March 27, 2009
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August 21, 2003
AV Club
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