Reviews

Catch Us If You Can

3

A Hard Day’s Night apart, The Beatles taught us to expect little from ’60s pop-promo cinema. However, with this Dave Clark Five vehicle (released when DC5’s popularity almost rivalled the Fab Four’s), John Boorman (Deliverance) re-wrote the rules. For one thing, the music’s merely incidental; for another, it’s shot in moody, high-contrast monochrome. It’s a bizarrely depressing chase-romp about a stuntman (Clark) absconding from the set of a meat ad with its buxom star (BAFTA nominee Barbara Ferris). Boorman does a fine job of polishing a conceptual turd.

 

Film Details

  • PG
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: June 4th 2007