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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2 stars (Good Try) The acting and the production values are fine but this comedy gets a bit tiresome after a while and its ability to maintain interest certainly doesn't last any where near its running length. Documentaries are the best vehicle for getting at the truth.~tubbs