Steven Spielberg directs the true story of Frank W. Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), a wunderkind con artist who cashed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks, eluding the clutches of a dweebishly obsessed FBI agent (Tom Hanks) by passing himself off as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer. Set in the ’60s, Catch Me If You Can catches you up in the blithe spirit of how easy it was, in an era when the technology of criminal surveillance was in its infancy, for a smart operator to manipulate the power of suggestion. DiCaprio has just the right touch of baby-cheeked deadpan innocence to make you believe in the schemes of this eager boy grifter. For all that, the movie starts to grow thin and a little repetitive, perhaps because it shows us everything about Frank except who he is.
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner, Martin Sheen, Christopher Walken; Director: Steven Spielberg; Author: Jeff Nathanson; Release Date Wide: 12/25/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 140; MPAA Rating: PG-13
Posted January 10 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
- Quentin Tarantino to release two cuts of 'The Hateful Eight'
- 'Bridget Jones's Baby' release date set for September 2016
- Eddie Murphy explains why he didn't mock Bill Cosby on 'SNL' special
- 'Quantico' scores full season order from ABC
- Steve Wozniak explains what’s real and what’s fake in 'Steve Jobs'
- Todrick Hall releases 'Hocus Pocus' spoof
- Donald Trump to host 'Saturday Night Live'
- 12 Instagram Photos of Pitbull Hanging Out with Celebrities
- 25 Unforgettable Dresses From the Past 25 Years
- Box Office Flops: 19 Notorious Opening Weekends
- EW's 25 Best Movies in 25 Years
- EW Reunions: Bonus portraits of your favorite TV and movie casts
- 'The Walking Dead': 15 Exclusive Storyboard Illustrations From Season 6