Catch Me If You Can (Widescreen)
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Dans la veine des Talented Mr. Ripley et autres Héros très discret, Catch Me If You Can est un film dimposture où les escrocs sont dautant plus trompeurs quils prennent les allures du gendre parfait. Aussi frais et pétillant quune coupe de champagne, ce drame inspiré dun fait vécu porte également la signature dune valeur sûre à Hollywood, Steven Spielberg.
Pilote de ligne, médecin, professeur duniversité, assistant du procureur : qui est vraiment Frank Abagnale Jr. ? Comment mène-t-il ce train de vie luxueux ? Cest ce que linspecteur du FBI Carl Hanratty sest juré de découvrir.
Volontairement léger, sans mort dhomme, Catch Me If You Can saventure dans le registre des escrocs raffinés avec beaucoup de sophistication. Une reconstitution parfaite des années 60 et 70, avec décors et bande-son pimpants et acidulés, sert de cadre à un rapport de force ironique et savoureux entre imposteur (Leonardo DiCaprio) et policier (Tom Hanks). Seuls points faibles : les relations de Frank avec ses parents (Christopher Walken et Nathalie Baye), un tantinet moralisatrices, et les rôles féminins décevants. Mais en multipliant les clins dœil, notamment à James Bond et Hitchcock, ce film intelligent et rafraîchissant reste charmant, adoptant pour notre plus grand plaisir la forme dun jeu qui ne se prend jamais au sérieux. --Helen Faradji --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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Mr. Spielberg has found a perfect actor to fill the shoes of the con man with the perfect casting of Leonardo DiCaprio. It's very easy to see why all the women fall prey of this charmer. He was a fast talker and a slick operator. He exudes charisma to fill another couple of movies.
It's a welcome sight to have Mr. DiCaprio working in a vehicle that shows his talent as Frank Abagnale, a man of many faces. He plays a game of hide-and-seek throughout the movie with Hanratty, the FBI agent that is in his trail. Tom Hanks shows great assurance and gusto with this character. Of course, the DiCaprio magnetism dominates the action with the many ironic twists and the miraculous and narrow escapes he pulls with an aplomb that's bewildering to the Feds, who are on his tail all the time.
The minor roles are equally important. Christopher Walken as the father starts out as the prototype of the con man, but he's too decent to do wrong; his business fails eventually. His marriage to Natalie Baye, the fine French actress, ends in divorce because obviously she hates being married to a loser.
The action doesn't stop for one moment. This film is great fun to watch with the winning combination Mr. Spielberg assured hand gives us this time out. Mr. Spielberg can thank the genial Mr. DiCaprio who responds obviously to his direction and makes this con man endearing even when he is committing crimes
crime drama.it's basically about one young man who assumes several
different identities while forging millions of dollars worth of checks
without the FBI being aware of it.along the way,he poses an a
doctor,lawyer and a commercial pilot.once the FBI does catch on to him
he manges to stay at least one step ahead of them.this movie takes
place in the 60's and in this day and age,a Frank Abagnale would not
likely have been successful in forging checks and/or eluding the
authorities.Leonardo DiCaprio plays the lead role of Frank
Abagnale.leading the FBI investigation is Carl Hanratty played by Tom
Hanks.it's fun to see the two try to outwit each other,and there are
some close calls for Frank,in which he is moments from being
discovered.just like in The Terminal,Steven Spielberg shows he is just
as skilled with the lighter fare as with the darker subjects he is
known for.for me,Catch Me If You Can is 4.5/5
Frank Abagnale has been married for 26 years, he has three sons and lives a quiet life in the Midwest. Since his release from prison in 1974, Frank has helped the FBI capture some of the world’s most elusive check forgers, counterfeiters, and is considered one of the world’s top experts on bank fraud and forgery.
Frank has designed many of the secure checks that banks and Fortune 500 companies use every day. For his services, these companies pay Frank Abagnale millions of dollars per year. Frank and Carl (the FBI official who was tasked with pursuing him) remain close friends to this day.
Not only is the finished result amazing, it is touching, funny, fast-paced at times an utter joy to watch. As Christopher Walken leaves his "bad guy" schtick, he delivers one of his most heartbreaking roles ever. Tom Hanks brings funny moments and DiCaprio rules the entire picture with his best intentions and succeeds in making his character sympathetic to the audience. Lesser actors and directors would have had a hard time making this film, but Spielberg and company seem to make it so effortlessly and the results speak for themselves. At the time, it brought Walken an Academy Award nomination, if memory serves.
Special features are taking the complete 2-disc edition that was available some time ago, and adds nothing more of value, but there was already the usual "Spielberg-features" type of bonus which, in about 90 minutes, are done for... but for the quality you get, compared to what other studios do, you get a good amount for your buck.
12 years later, this film is still among my favorites ever... and will keep on being so. For the memories, for the laughter, for the acting, for the love of cinema.
Most recent customer reviews
I wouldn't call it their best movie but it is hard to deny the combination of Dicaprio, Hanks and Spielberg is hard to beat.Published 1 month ago by Gis A. Bun
surprising and interesting true story ... DiCaprio and Hanks were greatPublished 11 months ago by Sandra
Best movie I've seen in a long time! I can watch it over and over.Published 12 months ago by Lisa De Braga
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