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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Scatty, intriguing but slightly undercooked ..."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Filmed with lots of style and a macabre sense of humor the master himself would have enjoyed."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"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."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"If you can disregard your desire for authenticity and scrupulous historical accuracy, this is light fun with a sweet relationship at the center of it."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"The Cook/Reville subplot is pretty standard stuff, so the movie is pretty lopsided, but the behind-the-scenes stuff surrounding Psycho is very compelling, even if it's not 100 percent true."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"The movie hits the beats, but lacks depth."
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"A half-hearted, clunky stab at psychodrama."
‑ Andrew Simpson, Fan The Fire
"An overly literal idea of the brilliant director, but an entertaining visit to the set of a horror classic."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"... a slight, forgettable movie. Sometimes that's enough."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Hopkins' performance makes "Hitchcock" as much fun as one of the old episodes from "Alfred Hitchcock Presents.""
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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