- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 24/25
- Camera/SFX: 23/25
- Performance: 25/25
Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company-all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds–much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
- Rated: PG-13 (Some sexual content and language)
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime and Drama
- Directed by: Steven Spielberg
- Written by: Jeff Nathanson
- Release date: 25th December, 2002 (Wide)
- Length: 140 minutes
- Studio: DreamWorks SKG
|Leonardo DiCaprio||Frank Abagnale Jr.|
|Tom Hanks||Carl Hanratty|
|Christopher Walken||Frank Abagnale|
|martin Sheen||Roger Strong|
|Nathalie Baye||Paula Abagnale|
|Amy Adams||Brenda Strong|
|James Brolin||Jack Barnes|
|Brian Howe||Earl Amdursky|
|Frank John Hughes||Tom Fox|
|Steve Eastin||Paul Morgan|
This was a great film to sink me teeth into. After doing some back ground research, it had many of the events that the real Frank went through, I liked how detailed they were with his different jobs and how he accomplished them. Obviously for entertainment sake they probably twisted one or two things. But this was definitely a film I could believe.
Compelling, fun and smart, this film took you on a journey of wits and had me rooting for both sides. I liked how the story didn’t end on the hero catching the criminal, instead gave us extra into what happened after, making it feel more rounded.
Good lighting and shots taken. Nothing blew me away, but with this film it didn’t need the theatrical to stand out. My favourite part was the wide shot of Frank when he slips past the feds in the airport, you could see all the confusion from everyone.
With so many greats in this film, it was expected to be great, Tom Hanks had the right drive for the character and the persistence. Leonardo found his feet easily with Frank Abagnale, he had the perfect balance of childlike features but with the smarts of an adult. Even at a young age Amy Adams had the start quality, awesome cast.