- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 4, 2011
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Secrets Revealed: Exclusive Interview with the Filmmakers
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Washington Post - 09/24/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "[This is] the kind of absorbing, twisty cautionary tale that Hollywood pays screenwriters millions to confect."
Los Angeles Times - 09/17/2010
"CATFISH was built to charm, not indict, and on that front it makes for a diverting seriocomic wade into the pitfalls of Internet-based immediacy..."
New York Times - 09/16/2010
"CATFISH is a fascinating document, at once glib, untrustworthy and strangely authentic....This is, by far, one of the most intriguing movies of the year."
A.V. Club - 09/16/2010
"CATFISH is absolutely riveting....What emerges is a tense, more-than-a-little-disturbing study of the relationship between artist and their fans (and between virtual friendships and real relationships)..."
Hollywood Reporter - 01/28/2010
"Jaw-dropping and surprisingly kind-hearted considering the circumstances..."
Rolling Stone - 09/15/2010
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "There's more killer suspense and shocking intimacy in this one-of-a-kind documentary than you'll find in a dozen thrillers."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/21/2010
"The film is a vérité-style meditation on the construction of personal identity in the age of friending, sexting, and otherwise living life by one's typing thumbs."
USA Today - 09/16/2010
3.5 out of 4 stars -- "[A] fresh and intriguing experience....This suspenseful documentary about a virtual friendship could be a companion piece to the upcoming THE SOCIAL NETWORK."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/22/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "The facts in the film are slippery, but the revelation of a human personality is surprisingly moving."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2011
"CATFISH's strength lies in its editing. Visually it integrates ne online media in a way that many films have tried and failed to do."
Total Film - 12/09/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "A cautionary tale for the computer age....The end result is a compulsive, propulsive study of relationships virtual and real."
Empire - 12/17/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film nails the social networking zeitgeist -- and its predatory urban myths -- better than any movie in memory."
Uncut - 02/01/2011
3 stars out of 5 -- "[An] exploration of virtual relationships..."