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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Written By Awir Aditya on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 2:59 AM



Genre: Drama/History/Biography/Crime

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Nathalie Bay, Amy Adams

USA, 1963, the concept of a cheque payment was relatively new and it attracted a lot of fraudulent cheque depositing practices. Frank Abegnale Jr. (DiCaprio) ran away from home at an early age and slowly learnt the ways of crime. Frank started making fraudulent cheques and encashed them and hence made millions of dollars. He successfully worked as a Pan Am co-pilot, a doctor and a lawyer for many years altogether, all fraudulently. FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) started tracking Frank and his moves in spite of a lot of resentment from his superiors. Carl followed Frank's every step but Frank always managed to elude him each time. The movie doesn't have anything else to talk about apart from a simple cop and criminal and a wild goose chase across the country. The plot outline is interesting but the lack of constant developments along with the stretched plot makes this movie less entertaining than what it could be. More thrills and suspense would have made the movie a lot more interesting, not that it isn't already.

Thumbs up: Tom Hanks and Leonardo, story
Thumbs down: A little stretched

Rating: 7.0/10
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