Excerpt: It's certainly been a while since I've seen a film so easy to like and purely entertaining as Catch Me If You Can. Fun and well paced, though not lacking in intelligence, Catch Me If You Can is ideal film. It doesn't reach the masterpiece status many proclaim it has, but it's a confident and enjoyable ride, that even boasts some surprising emotional depth. Inspired by actual events, Catch Me If You Can follows the story of Frank Abagnale Jr.
Summary: I find this to be Leo DiCaprio's most fun film. It is a good watch and a cool look into a con man's life. Because Leo's character changes so regularly, you get to see this movie in multiple settings. He is a Pilot, a Doctor, an FBI agent, etc. It is all pretty entertaining. I found Tom Hank's character rather dry and unimaginative, leaving me bored with his side of the movie; this is what keeps me from rating this movie a 3.5 to a 4.
Excerpt: Catch Me If You Can is a lighthearted comedy-thriller based on the life of audacious conman Frank Abagnale Jr who made millions passing fake cheques while he was still in his teens and went on to be one of the most respected fraud investigators in the world. It's a truly astonishing story and with the hugely likable Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role and Spielberg's sensitive sketching of his homelife you can't help both warming to and admiring the sheer size of the...
Excerpt: A smart comedy with a dramatic core. It's only right that Spielberg directed this film because it could've been a mess in somebody else's hands. Now that I've almost watched all of Leonardo DiCaprio's films, I'm more convinced that he deserves to win a Best Actor Oscar. He's not just a typical actor who happens to have modelesque looks. He knows how to get into a character and do it well.