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Catch Me If You Can


USA 2002, 140 minutes
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Topics: Period 1960s.


Aroview: A widely enjoyed but minor caper comedy “inspired by” the career of a teenage con man, who passed himself off as an airline pilot, doctor, and lawyer, while cashing millions of dollars worth of bad cheques in the 1960s.

Jazzed up with exacting period décor, lounge-lizard score and a Saul Bass-inspired credit sequence, the breezy hi-jinks rest on Leonardo DiCaprio as the precocious fraudster slipping out of sticky situations and keeping just out of reach of the long arm of FBI 'G-Man' Tom Hanks.

Spielberg here seems to be directing on auto-pilot, and dampens the exuberance of the genre with glib humour and sentimentality masquerading as substance.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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