Psycho
Psycho (1960)

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.

Andrew Sarris
Village Voice

Hitchcock is the most-daring avant-garde film-maker in America today.

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TIME Magazine

Director Hitchcock bears down too heavily in this one, and the delicate illusion of reality necessary for a creak-and-shriek movie becomes, instead, a spectacle of stomach-churning horror.

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Mark Monahan
Daily Telegraph

Even now, it's distinctly unnerving.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

The best that can be said is there are bats in the belfry and a well-preserved corpse in the basement. What else can one do but scream?

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Variety Staff
Variety

An unusual, good entertainment, indelibly Hitchcock, and on the right kind of boxoffice beam.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

groundbreaking and ahead of its time

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David Jenkins
Time Out

It blazed a bloody trail for the much-loved slasher cycle, but it also assured us that a B-movie could be A-grade in quality and innovation.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An absolute work of art.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
What can one say about one of America Cinemas great movies. Classic film from the master of suspense. Iconic scenes and acting abound!
Carlos Magalh„es
A seminal classic of horror by master Alfred Hitchcock, with some of the most memorable iconic scenes in the history of Cinema. Tense, horrific and a superb… More
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Chris Weber
Without a doubt one of the most influential films of all time. Timeless classic. Whether this is a true slasher film is debatable, but it's influence on… More
xGary Xx
Hitchcock's classic "comedy" featuring the world's most famous mother's boy is one of the most influential films ever made; every… More
Cassandra Maples
here is so much you can get from this film, as can be seen by anyone who has watched the film. This was the first film to be made where people could not come in… More

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