Leo DiCaprio moves away from his over the edge Titanic
type tripe and is perfectly cast as the Boy Forge Wonder. Easily striking the right balance between cocky and disarmingly naïve, he plays along as the coolest con man this side of Cincinnati. Tom Hanks, of course, is Tom Hanks is of course Tom Hanks... So!! Christopher Walken as Frank Sr. is superbly cast, and pulls off his role with aplomb.
The film scores on several points... for the discerning viewer, plenty of subtle undercurrents of emotion, some loneliness, some pure confusion, and the rest of the jingbang. Technically sound too, the flick has something for every music buff with a fabulous background score - any takers for Sinatra would absolutely love it! The movie boasts of a sound script, some tight production and flawless execution, though it might be a tad slow for some tastes.