Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Catch Me If You Can

Is there one movie Steven Spielberg has directed and it doesn't do well? Apart from 1941, that is.

Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an elusive con artist who managed to pose as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, and masterfully forged checks and impotant documents. But hot on his trail of forgery is FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks).

Knowing Spielberg, you practically expect him to deliver an entertaining movie. Here, he does just that. DiCaprio was great as cunning con Abagnale. Ironic since the real Frank Abagnale, Jr. thought DiCaprio wasn't a good choice until he saw DiCaprio's performance. Hanks was also good as was Christopher Walken (who plays Frank Abagnale, Sr.), but this was really DiCaprio's movie.

My Rating: ****1/2

1 comment:

  1. Love this movie to death. Such an underrated/overlooked film. DiCaprio and Hanks both should have been nominated along with Walken.


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