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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What begins brightly gets bogged down over 140 minutes. A film that took off like a hare on speed ends like a winded tortoise. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What lingers in the memory is the impression of having experienced a frolic, a ride through the park on a bright winter day. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

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

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Finally seems like a bit of a con in its own right, but a marvelously smooth one. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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 1960s. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A pleasant romp through the land of Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Nothing if not a celebration of our willingness to be gulled by life's charming strangers. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is not a major Spielberg film, although it is an effortlessly watchable one. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Brilliant performances by DiCaprio as Frank Jr. and Christopher Walken as his fallen father - and an enjoyable one by Tom Hanks. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Spielberg's directing is a tad less tricky than usual, but he doesn't have much talent for psychological suspense, which is the heart of the story. DiCaprio underplays nicely and Walken is superb as the con artist's downtrodden dad. show more

  • March 27, 2009 John Thayer
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    I love this movie. Full of surprises, sad moments, and humor on many levels. Worth seeing a second time. I 'll probably see it again.

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