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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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Wallows in fat jokes and wink-wink nudge-nudge references that anybody with even a passing knowledge of cinema history will find eye-rollingly obvious.

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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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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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Rafer Guzman

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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Richard Haridy

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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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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
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
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
Cynthia S.
Really good! With different casting, this movie probably would have been a train wreck. It has the potential to be cumbersome, and dragged out. BUT, Anthony… More