Catch Me If You Can (2002) Movie Review

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A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But not only does Frank avoid being captured, he enjoys the pursuit.

This movies has everything going for it – great actors, great music by John Williams, Steven Spielberg behind the camera. It wasn’t boring for a even second. This movie is a ton of fun. The fact that it’s based on a true story makes it even better. Frank’s attitude and his brilliant way of thinking is so entertaining in this movie and Leonardo Di Caprio did a great job with it. I can’t imagine this character being played by another actor. Tom Hanks is excellent and also charming in this movie as always. But, Christopher Walken surprised me in this movie. He was great. There were also many famous actors and actresses in smaller roles, which I liked. Some of them weren’t so famous back then as they are now, for example Jennifer Garner and the gorgeous Amy Adams. Sometimes, movies with a lot famous movie stars fail to deliver, but this one didn’t and I believe this is due to Steven Speilberg’s direction.

I can’t really point out any major flaws with this movie. Some performances could have been better and I feel some scenes could have been cut out, but, that’s about it. Those are just some minor nitpicks I have with the movie that don’t really affect my enjoyment of this movie. 8/10*

Director: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr., Stan Redding
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Amy Adams, Nathalie Baye
Runtime: 141 minutes