Review: ”Catfish.”

The tag line for Catfish is, “Don’t let anyone tell you what it is.” As a critic, such a command is maddening because description and summary are an important part of what I do. Still, I think it best to obey the tag line. Much of the movie’s success depends on the thrill of discovery, so an ordinary review could ruin the experience. Hell, I could describe the whole thing in a single sentence, maybe even a few words, but that would be doing a disservice to the remarkable documentary Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost constructed.

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