(2010)

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Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Nev and the filmmakers prove to be charismatic, and at times hilarious, investigators of the unfolding mystery.
88
There's more killer suspense and shocking intimacy in this one-of-a-kind documentary than you'll find in a dozen thrillers. You'll laugh hard and cry too.
88
To avoid revealing too much and spoiling a fresh and intriguing experience, let's just say this: Catch Catfish.
75
The facts in the film are slippery, but the revelation of a human personality is surprisingly moving.
75
Catfish, made on the cheap with digital video, cell-phone cams, and hidden mikes, raises all sorts of questions - about the imaginary realms that open when you click on your computer screen, about cyber-stalking, but also about journalistic ethics.
75
Catfish is fascinating. At the same time, it emits a condescending, pitying odor.
75
There are no "Crying Game" switcharoos or "Sixth Sense" plot twists in store here. But knowing too much about Catfish beforehand ruins the experience.
75
Even in an increasingly virtual world, the filmmakers suggest, keeping it real still matters.
70
Jaw-dropping and surprisingly kind-hearted considering the circumstances.
58
In Catfish, the camera's-rolling readiness to trawl for drama leaves a slimy aftertaste.
25
Unlike "Exit Through the Gift Shop," Catfish isn't able to make the leap from odd incident to an indictment of our times.

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