Catching Out

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    A documentary in which George relates their stories with great charm and understanding.
  2. The scruffy, outspoken train-hoppers in Sarah George's exhilarating documentary, Catching Out, are a sure sign that the pioneer spirit still flickers in pockets of TV-wired America.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    40
    Ultimately everything feels one-sided and sanitized.
  8. 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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