Kris FT’s review published on Letterboxd:
Talk about acting out after the divorce of your parents.
A cat and mouse story with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, brought to the screen by Steven Spielberg? Very tough to turn down.
Catch Me If You Can is a show of how wit, craftiness, and to-the-detail smarts can make possible for anyone to fake any profession. The execution of the story, with non-linear timelines, was a great move; it's more of seeing the journey, after they reveal the end of it in the beginning.
An element that caught my eye is the dynamic of Agent Hanratty (Hanks) and Frank (DiCaprio). There was no hostility, no violence, and no brute force between them. The chase was ultimately amicable.
-"You know why the Yankees win?
-"Because they have Mickey Mantle?"
-"No. Because the other teams can't stop staring at those damn pinstripes."