Catch Me if You Can Synopsis
An FBI agent (Tom Hanks) pursues a con man (Leonardo DiCaprio) who changes identities.

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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Nothing if not a celebration of our willingness to be gulled by life's charming strangers.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What lingers in the memory is the impression of having experienced a frolic, a ride through the park on a bright winter day.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A pleasant romp through the land of Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Brilliant performances by DiCaprio as Frank Jr. and Christopher Walken as his fallen father - and an enjoyable one by Tom Hanks.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In the end (and it's a happy end, to be sure), Catch Me if You Can is as crisp and trim as a new suit. Well, a new old suit - say, circa the...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film's charm ends up worn out by the very perfection of Frank's con. We look at this teen wizard of rotating identity, and we realize...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is not a major Spielberg film, although it is an effortlessly watchable one.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Finally seems like a bit of a con in its own right, but a marvelously smooth one.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Catch offers mild fun but never as much as its animated '60s-retro opening credits portend. They're the cutest of the year.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What begins brightly gets bogged down over 140 minutes. A film that took off like a hare on speed ends like a winded tortoise.
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By rosettamarie
I have to say, this is just a personal favorite of mine. Not the greatest Spielberg flick, but pleasant and charming all the same. It's definitely a bit on the repetitive side, and there is little in...

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Amazing! Well done by Dicaprio, and extreemley funny....

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I loved this movie

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The best part about this movie is that it's a true story. I really enjoyed it....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Sexual Content and Brief Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Excellent account of FBI's youngest Most Wanted.
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