Catch Me If You Can Reviews

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June 24, 2006
This is the director's most likeable film in ages, even if it's insubstantial, overlong and, frankly, a touch redundant.
July 29, 2003
March 7, 2003
Hanratty isn't a strictly factual character - he's called O'Reilly in the book, not his real name either - but the performance Hanks gives makes you wish he were. Abagnale isn't strictly factual either, but DiCaprio makes him an attractive counterfeit.
January 16, 2003
DiCaprio has the breeze and aplomb to keep it all bouncing along.
January 16, 2003
Breezily enjoyable but thin.
January 16, 2003
Spielberg rediscovers his sense of fun with this funny, frivolous con caper.
January 14, 2003
A delicious cat-and-mouse game flecked with intriguing Oedipal undertones.
January 13, 2003
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.
January 10, 2003
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.
January 9, 2003
What begins brightly gets bogged down over 140 minutes.
January 3, 2003
A pleasant, mildly diverting story.
December 30, 2002
Spielberg perfectly re-creates the fashions, the mood and the trends of the '60s, and DiCaprio and Hanks have a lot of fun with their roles.
December 27, 2002
One of the most enjoyable films of the year.
December 27, 2002
After a series of dud roles, DiCaprio is back in star form.
December 27, 2002
It's more amusing than hilarious, more cute than inspired, but there's just too much talent on and off the screen for it to fail.
December 26, 2002
Spielberg's breeziest work in years.
December 25, 2002
Offers mild fun but never as much as its animated '60s-retro opening credits portend.
December 25, 2002
[Spielberg's] frothiest and most fun movie in years.
December 25, 2002
Ultimately about fathers and sons -- but it's also about the pleasures of telling a good story, with retro charm to spare.
December 25, 2002
The colorful cinematography, smart performances and brisk tempo suggest a filmmaker subordinating every other impulse to the task of manufacturing pleasure.
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