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At Theaters: 12/25/2002 On Video: 5/6/2003
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 20 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409964
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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Frank Abagnale worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline-all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. FBI Agent Hanratty had made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - A light and fun movie that's very entertaining and funny.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Tom Hanks ROAD TO PERDITION, CAST AWAY, THE GREEN MILE
Leonardo DiCaprio THE BEACH, CELEBRITY, THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
Christopher Walken THE COUNTRY BEARS, THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE
Martin Sheen O, SPAWN
Nathalie Baye DAY FOR NIGHT, THE GREEN ROOM
Amy Adams SERVING SARA
Dir/Prod: Steven Spielberg MINORITY REPORT, E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, A.I.
Producer: Walter R. Parkes THE RING, MINORITY REPORT
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The Colorful Characters
A Colorful Time
About Frank W. Abagnale
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 5 GD's. Just a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some sex sounds heard through a wall.
VIOLENCE: Just some gun waving.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: None
COMEDY: LOTS of big laughs throughout! Funnier than most comedies.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Good "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 we know everything about him except who he is.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Good "A jaunty caper movie inspired by real-life events, Catch Me if You Can never takes itself or its subjects too seriously, and contains more genuinely funny material than about 90% of the so-called "comedies" found in multiplexes these days. It also helps that in his two leads, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, Spielberg has actors who are capable of switching effortlessly between drama and comedy. The result is an enjoyable, although not ambitious, holiday outing.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "This is not a major Spielberg film, although it is an effortlessly watchable one. Spielberg and his writer, Jeff Nathanson, working from the memoir by the real Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding, don't force matters or plumb for deep significance. The story is a good story, directly told, and such meaning as it has comes from the irony that the only person who completely appreciates Abagnale's accomplishments is the man trying to arrest him.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Above Average "
But it's tougher to ignore the movie's bloat, despite the craft and professionalism Spielberg brings to just about every movie.  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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Based on an Exit Polling of 192 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
13
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
20
Very High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
21
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
22
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
46
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
70
Very High
99%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

My prediction was right on the money. Virtually everyone loved Catch Me If You Can. These are very high opinions. This is a movie not to be missed. Your probability of enjoying it is extremely high.

Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This is a very funny and entertaining movie. Based on the audience reaction I would say Catch Me If You Can is a movie everyone over the age of ten will enjoy very much. I highly recommend it and I predict the opinions will come in extremely high with virtually no low opinions.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Frank W. Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline—all before his 21st birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) had made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase.

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