'Catch Me If You Can'
(Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks / PG-13/ 140 mins / Dreamworks)
Overview:This film tells the true story of Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), the youngest man to make the FBI's most-wanted list for forgery. Frank posed at various times as a doctor, a lawyer, a pilot, and even an FBI agent. Throughout his life, he passed millions of dollars in bad checks and later, after finally being captured, escaped from prison. Abagnale eventually became a consultant for the FBI, specializing in the field of white-collar crime.
Verdict: 'Catch Me If You Can' is a chance to see three splendid actors turn a larky chase movie into an emotionally satisfying exploration of the very human need to be somebody, and to belong to somebody. In what is arguably Steven Spielberg's most lighthearted film since 1979, 'Catch ..' offers mild fun but never as much as its animated '60s-retro opening credits portend! 'Catch ...' is a first-rate performance and a fun, freewheeling story and is ultimately a pleasant romp through the land of 'Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.'
Reviewed by Russ Trunk