The official thread isn't up yet but the only other thread is really a discussion thread. Here is a copy of what I posted in the 2002 Movies thread. As always, no spoilers, just general impressions. Catch Me If You Can 8.5 of 10 The good news is this is a fun, feel good movie with some nice moments. Hanks is fine, though at times under utilized, and DeCaprio and Walken both put in outstanding efforts. The bad news is this is a story that could have been an Oscar level film yet isn't. The film itself hits on those moments from time to time, but in the end Spielberg somehow seems confused in which direction he wants to go with the film. The result is mixed messages to the audience in regards to the pacing and expectations for the characters. We end up with several false endings that clearly seem unlikely to be the end based on the opening moments of the film, but emotionally and thematically do feel like good stopping points. I think this also had a side-effect of making the film seem to drag for some audience members, which often is the result of such confused narrative direction. And that is the fault of the story structure/direction/script, or all 3. It's too bad, because this could have been the same feel-good, but done with Oscar caliber quality. The story is that interesting and the acting by Walken and DeCaprio was up to the challenge as well. It was most odd to see Speilberg miss in such a manner, usually his strength. He has a stand-up double this time, but it should have been a homerun. BTW, some of the finest opening credits you will see for a film. Also a very solid score which was often impressive.