Watch: Catch Me If You Can 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit..
Plot: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
Smart Tags: #impostor #deception #fraud #forgery #race_against_time #false_identity #mother_son_relationship #scam #betrayal #con_artist #scam_artist #airplane #hostess #prison #lie #revenge #investigation #anti_hero #impersonation #check_forgery #based_on_book
|8.1/10 Votes: 978,719|
|96% | RottenTomatoes|
|75/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 13187 Popularity: 35.419 | TMDB|
This was an entertaining and fun piece of film making from the ever-reliable Steven Spielberg. It is a bit of a depart from his usual full-blown and hugely epic pictures, yet this does not detract at all from the fascinating story of Frank Abagnale Jr. I was interested in this man before I’d seen the movie, and it only served to increase my interest. Although it is important to remember (as with any such film) that this is only ‘inspired’ by a true story and not told word for word from one, the plot is fascinating and keeps you laughing, crying and wondering until the end.
Frank Abagnale Jr. is an astounding and interesting character. The real life Abagnale originally said that he did not believe DiCaprio to be ‘suave’ enough to play the role, but he certainly does pull it off. DiCaprio’s acting is superb, and totally believable as a man who could lie to, deceive, and con everyone he met without once losing any of his charisma or charm. Hanks is also excellent, he plays the role of the obsessed FBI agent well, and also with a likable quality. The interaction between these two characters was great, it was interesting to see a budding relationship slowly build between two characters who were actually positioned against one another.
I loved the look of the film. It was a refreshing blast to see the 60s portrayed in such a vivid and colorful way. The whole setting and atmosphere of the film gave it a wonderful and almost (I hesitate to use the word) ‘magical’ sense. This tone appealed to me much more than a darker tone might have.
However, the film is rife with moral ambiguity. As much fun as it is to watch DiCaprio jumping from one place (and identity) to the next, forging checks and spending inordinate amounts of money at a whim, the film never really focuses on the morally bankrupt side of the story. The portion of the film devoted to this at the end still seems to skim over the fact that this man has stolen millions of dollars. It ends on a high note for Frank Abagnale Jr., never fully spelling out the wrongs he committed. Still, this would probably bring the whole film down, and sometimes it’s fun just to enjoy a bit of escapism without being told off for desiring such things. I mean, it’s hard to be totally strict and upright – you have to love it when DiCaprio’s character swindles Jennifer Garner’s prostitute for $400!
Overall, this is a fun film and really enjoyable. Not as much of an epic masterpiece as some of Spielberg’s other movies, but still a great film!
**Catch Me If You Can is an entertaining and amusing film full of Spielberg, Hanks, and DiCaprio charm.**
With Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio as leads and Steven Spielberg directing, I don’t think it’s possible not to enjoy this movie. Everyone loves Hanks and young Leo. Every Spielberg film drips with nostalgia and enthusiasm. Catch Me If You Can is precisely what you would expect from this talented crew. A clever, witty film with growing respect between a con artist and the FBI agent trailing him. Spielberg crafts an excellent, satisfying, and entertaining movie based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. and Carl Hanratty.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 21 min (141 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr., Stan Redding
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
Country United States, Canada
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. 16 wins & 46 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,856 m (Sweden), 3,863 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 320T 5277)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)