Hitchcock
Hitchcock (2012)

HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie Psycho.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it suffers from tonal inconsistency and a lack of truly insightful retrospection, Hitchcock is elevated by inspired performances from its two distinguished leads.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Scatty, intriguing but slightly undercooked ...

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Filmed with lots of style and a macabre sense of humor the master himself would have enjoyed.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Without Helen Mirren, James D'Arcy and a few interesting scenes, this flat, lifeless exploration of Alfred Hitchcock's making of "Psycho" lacks depth or a suitable anchor.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The movie spends too much time off the set of Psycho, where the real story was, and focuses instead on incidental matters that feel like outtakes.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It's tough work giving good face to an iconic role, yet Johansson manages to show Leigh as a thoughtful professional aware of the interpersonal booby-traps set by her director for his leading ladies.

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

There are a multitude of sordidly fascinating directions a biopic on Alfred Hitchcock could take. So, when Sacha Gervasi's flat and frothy Hitchcock concludes, it's inevitably frustrating to find this film takes such a conventional path.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

An overly literal idea of the brilliant director, but an entertaining visit to the set of a horror classic.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Hopkins has been fitted out prosthetically to resemble Hitchcock and he does a reasonably good job of impersonating him, but it's a foredoomed effort.

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

A movie about the late great director poses a question too great to ignore: how does one truly capture the idea of Hitchcock in a span of only 99 minutes? The answer is you can't, and here is a movie that, thankfully, knows that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
A voyeur peers through a hole in the wall at a woman preparing to shower, his breathing ragged, as he fantasizes about her life, her thoughts: ironically,… More
Chris Weber
This is a diabolically clever and loving tribute to the Master of Suspense during the making of his groundbreaking masterpiece Psycho. While this film does… More
Nicki Marie
Slight movie. Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Hitchcock. My husband is, and he really enjoyed this, so good one for a fan. Nicely filmed with good… More
Anthony Lawrie
Most fans know that Hitchcock took a huge risk making Psycho and went to huge lengths to try and protect all its twists and turns and to great success. This… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Bearing no resemblance to the real Hitchcock, Hopkins seems like a caricature in a biopic that is only intriguing when it shows the production of Psycho but… More
Spencer S.
This friendly biopic of the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock is devilishly delicious in some aspects, but severely lacking in many others. While these… More