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  • Summary: The phrase "Catching Out" describes the act of hopping a freight train. This documentary follows some contemporary trainhoppers as they navigate between the constraints of society and the freedom of the road. (Worthy Entertainment)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 75
    A documentary in which George relates their stories with great charm and understanding.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Eisner
    70
    Rambles into unexpected places, some more interesting than others, but it stays on track long enough to take auds somewhere special.
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    70
    While imperfect, it does provide an intriguing glimpse into a subculture, which many people will be surprised to learn, still exists.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Perhaps the only person more enthralled by the romance of train hopping than the latter-day hobos profiled in this great looking documentary from first-time director Sarah George is George herself.
  5. 50
    Catching Out could stand to be half an hour longer, which speaks to both its scruffy charm and its frustrating inability to dig beneath the surface.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    30
    Ultimately, the film is as numbingly boring as, well, a lengthy train ride during which there's nothing to do but look out the window.

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