Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama


Catch Me If You Can (2002) Poster

A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

8.1/10
705,256

Videos


Photos

  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Amy Adams in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Frank Abagnale Jr. at an event for Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Janusz Kaminski in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Garner in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


30 December 2002 | george.schmidt
Captivating DiCaprio, engaging story
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) **** Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Frank John Hughes, Brian Howe, John Finn, Jennifer Garner. DiCaprio gives a grandly charming performance as Frank Abagnale, Jr. a teenager who adopted the professional guises of airplane pilot, physician and lawyer to front his check kiting schematic modus operandi during the 1960s and eventually making the FBI's most wanted list by bilking millions until his capture and imprisonment. Based on Abagnale's best-selling memoir and adapted with lean storytelling by Jeff Nathanson, the film never lets up in the giddy cat-and-mouse/Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote relationship between fugitive DiCaprio and amalgamated FBI square Hanks (replete with thick as clam chowder Boston accent, dorky specs and porkpie hat) one step behind his two-steps ahead prey and a unique dynamic of a father/son esthetic. Walken gives an Oscar worthy supporting turn as the elder Abagnale whose financial woes and tanglement with the IRS acts as his son's catalyst. Once again filmmaker Steven Spielberg makes popular entertainment into a work of art.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

  • A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

  • The Departed

    The Departed

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

  • Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

  • Titanic

    Titanic

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Crime | Drama

Gemma Chan Can't Wait for Jordan Peele's Next Scare

Find out the new movie, new series, and new season Captain Marvel star Gemma Chan can’t wait to watch.

What is Gemma watching?

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com