100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Nev and the filmmakers prove to be charismatic, and at times hilarious, investigators of the unfolding mystery.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's more killer suspense and shocking intimacy in this one-of-a-kind documentary than you'll find in a dozen thrillers. You'll laugh hard and cry too.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
To avoid revealing too much and spoiling a fresh and intriguing experience, let's just say this: Catch Catfish.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Catfish, made on the cheap with digital video, cell-phone cams, and hidden mikes, raises all sorts of questions - about the imaginary realms that open when you click on your computer screen, about cyber-stalking, but also about journalistic ethics.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Catfish is fascinating. At the same time, it emits a condescending, pitying odor.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The facts in the film are slippery, but the revelation of a human personality is surprisingly moving.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Jaw-dropping and surprisingly kind-hearted considering the circumstances.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It seems to play as vastly different movies depending on who's looking at it.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In Catfish, the camera's-rolling readiness to trawl for drama leaves a slimy aftertaste.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Unlike "Exit Through the Gift Shop," Catfish isn't able to make the leap from odd incident to an indictment of our times.
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65 out of 100
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