The Catch

The Catch

The Catch

Comedic Kiwi fishing tale about two mates in the Kaipara Harbour who discover the body of an elderly fisherman - and the monster snapper he caught.

When the large snapper serendipitously falls into broke divorcee Brian's (Nicol Munro) lap just days before the big Kaipara fishing contest, he forms a plan to plant it in his boat as his winning fish. Though his mate Wiremu (Tainui Tukiwaho) is dead set against it, Brian goes through with it until Marcus (David Capstick) enters the picture and begins to blackmail him.

2016Rating: M, Sex scenes and offensive language84 minsNew Zealand
ComedyDrama

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The Catch / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Small-town Kiwi films can be difficult to recommend to people who aren’t actually from those small towns. Despite good intentions, these productions have a habit of feeling a bit too straight-to-TV, written with a bit too much cheese-n-corn, and relying a bit too much on non-actors. This Kaipara Harbour tale does suffer from all these things, but never too much. Thankfully, it has enough humour and community charm to make for a pleasant 85-minute watch.

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Stuff

Stuff

...this amiable Kiwi comedy will provide easy, undemanding viewing for those in relaxed summer mode.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

...its admirable good intentions, coastal charms and affection for its subject can't compensate for an unevenness of tone and pace, and an occasional amateurishness to its dramatic scenes.

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