Catfish

Catfish

Catfish

A Facebook-romance, mystery-thriller documentary about... well, that would be spoiling the surprise. With a tagline of "Don't let anyone tell you what it is", we're certainly not going to. Have a look at the trailer to get a better idea of the surprise hit of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

2010Rating: M, Contains Sexual References94 minsUSA
DocumentaryThriller

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Flicks

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

Catfish is the first film in a while that absolutely demands to be seen for reasons other than marketing hype – I was utterly enthralled from the first frame to the last.

5.0

Brilliant film

A journey through Nev's growing friendship with a girl, then her bother, father and step sister on Facebook. A true story filmed as it happens. The main character becomes more romantically involved with the step sister through phone calls, texts and Facebook. Nev discovers by accident that things may not be as they seem. His curiosity piqued he starts to...

4.0

An eerie insight into how technology is changing identity

First thing's first. I loved this film. Catfish spends time addressing the issue of how technology is manipulating the way in which identity is constructed which i found absolutely fascinating. Whether it ends up being carefully-constructed tale on why you should be weary about things such as Facebook and Twitter or an actual occurrence, this film struck a...

4.0

Extremely boring arty farty.

Hidden identity on the net is not shocking but rather normal a lot of hype for a lame ending.

1.0

Not as surprised as I'd hoped to be

After all the hype about how shocked I'd be or how I'd never guess what happens at the end, I was half expecting it to turn into something like Cloverfield or Paranormal Activity (not that I've seen the latter). Unfortunately the reality was a lot more mundane, and not all that shocking to be honest. It's not exactly a spoiler that often people aren't who...

2.0

100 word review

Catfish poses as a documentary of a blooming Facebook relationship between two people who have never met. After months of wireless communication, Nev sets out to finally meet the girl of his internet dreams. Then, the movie takes a bit of a turn. The big noise surrounding the film is whether it’s real or faked. Those expecting a Blair Witch type movie will...

3.0

Groundbreaking and gob-smacking.

See this at all costs - perfect real world companion to Social Network. Truly original and amazing.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Though editor Zac Stuart-Pontier assembles the sprawling personal journey into swift and suspenseful shape, it helps immensely that Nev is such a charming screen presence.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The facts in the film are slippery, but the revelation of a human personality is surprisingly moving.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Jaw-dropping and surprisingly kind-hearted considering the circumstances.

Flicks

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

Catfish is the first film in a while that absolutely demands to be seen for reasons other than marketing hype – I was utterly enthralled from the first frame to the last.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Though editor Zac Stuart-Pontier assembles the sprawling personal journey into swift and suspenseful shape, it helps immensely that Nev is such a charming screen presence.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The facts in the film are slippery, but the revelation of a human personality is surprisingly moving.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Jaw-dropping and surprisingly kind-hearted considering the circumstances.

Brilliant film

A journey through Nev's growing friendship with a girl, then her bother, father and step sister on Facebook. A true story filmed as it happens. The main character becomes more romantically involved with the step sister through phone calls, texts and Facebook. Nev discovers by accident that things may not be as they seem. His curiosity piqued he starts to...

4.0

An eerie insight into how technology is changing identity

First thing's first. I loved this film. Catfish spends time addressing the issue of how technology is manipulating the way in which identity is constructed which i found absolutely fascinating. Whether it ends up being carefully-constructed tale on why you should be weary about things such as Facebook and Twitter or an actual occurrence, this film struck...

4.0

Extremely boring arty farty.

Hidden identity on the net is not shocking but rather normal a lot of hype for a lame ending.

1.0

Not as surprised as I'd hoped to be

After all the hype about how shocked I'd be or how I'd never guess what happens at the end, I was half expecting it to turn into something like Cloverfield or Paranormal Activity (not that I've seen the latter). Unfortunately the reality was a lot more mundane, and not all that shocking to be honest. It's not exactly a spoiler that often people aren't who...

2.0

100 word review

Catfish poses as a documentary of a blooming Facebook relationship between two people who have never met. After months of wireless communication, Nev sets out to finally meet the girl of his internet dreams. Then, the movie takes a bit of a turn. The big noise surrounding the film is whether it’s real or faked. Those expecting a Blair Witch type movie...

3.0

Groundbreaking and gob-smacking.

See this at all costs - perfect real world companion to Social Network. Truly original and amazing.

5.0