Catfish Synopsis
An allegedly eight-year-old girl's paintings lead a filmmaker's brother on an unusual odyssey.
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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...
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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...
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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

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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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Created a fandango account just to write a bad review of this movie

By catfishsucks
This movie is terrible. I would rather get kicked in my privates by a midget than watch this film again. The acting was fine; the marketing was great. Only one thing missing - an interesting story....

Real or Hoax?

By RandytheMovieFan
Saw a sneak preview and came away from the theater really impressed with this movie. Then I found out that this supposedly true story may be a hoax. If so, then I feel cheated but also understand...

Catfish

By asuna974
Amateurish and difficult to get into in the beginning. Camera juggling and wierd shot angles were very distracting. However, the story became thought provoking and entertaining. Evoked a good...

Five Word Review

By bobvvg
NOT AS ADVERTISED !! !!!...

Five Word Review

By Coupy
Seems light-hearted but actually serious....

Don't watch any of the trailers, they're ridiculously misleading.

By theredraylives
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Catfish. Don't let anyone tell you to go see it.

By FrenchFlies
The reason they say, "Don't let anyone tell you what it is" is because if they did, you wouldn't waste your money on this huge steaming pile of dog excrement. It's basically a movie about a frumpy...

Not the Kind of Film I Expected.

By Vidal_Benbasat
The last 40 minutes of the film turned out to be a roller coaster ride of falling asleep and staying awake. I was certainly not close to on the edge of my seat This film is another prodcut of...

Not a Horror Film. Nothing Scary about it.

By GMoneyDVD
It had some quirky funny moments as it became the typical 'Who are you really meeting on the internet'. The only thing that was tense about it was when the three of them decided to bust in on...

Don't waste your time or money!

By zcyclcras
The previews again are not telling the truth. Spoiler alert!!! This is not about suspense or some mystery or anything like that, it is merely an idiot facebooker who fell for the old "you are not...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Online life docu reels viewers in with suspense, humanity.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF