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Catch Me If You Can Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    76

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Catch offers mild fun but never as much as its animated '60s-retro opening credits portend. They're the cutest of the year.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Finally seems like a bit of a con in its own right, but a marvelously smooth one.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The film's charm ends up worn out by the very perfection of Frank's con. We look at this teen wizard of rotating identity, and we realize we know everything about him except who he is.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    This is not a major Spielberg film, although it is an effortlessly watchable one.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Brilliant performances by DiCaprio as Frank Jr. and Christopher Walken as his fallen father - and an enjoyable one by Tom Hanks.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 12+

Excellent account of FBI's youngest Most Wanted.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is some mature material, including the fact that the main character is a con man who never considers the impact that his lies and scams may have or the risks he is taking. It includes some non-explicit sexual situations and a negotiation with a call girl. A character says that her parents refuse to see her following her out of wedlock pregnancy and abortion. Characters drink and smoke and use strong language. The scene where Frank's parents tell him they are getting a divorce may be upsetting to some.

  • Families can talk about the different ways Frank and Hanratty felt about each other at different times. How were Frank Sr. and Hanratty like opposing father figures in Frank's life? What did he hope for in the relationship with Brenda?

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Tense situations and chases.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual situations, prostitute.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.

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