Psycho
Psycho (1998)

Marion Crane is a Phoenix, Arizona working girl fed up with having to sneak away during lunch breaks to meet her lover, Sam Loomis, who cannot get married because most of his money goes towards alimony. One Friday, Marion's employer… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 8, 1999
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Critic Score
37%
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User Score
29%



Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Van Sant's pointless remake neither improves or illuminates Hitchcock's original.

Godfrey Cheshire
Variety

Contains nothing to outrage or offend partisans of the original, yet neither does it stand to add much to their appreciation.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The movie lacks the chutzpah to even be a travesty.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

failed project

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Hitchcock probably wouldn't tell this story if he was making films today, and he certainly wouldn't tell it this way, with internal 'voices', back projection, minimal nudity and violence.

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Peter Brunette
Film.com

So much of Van Sant's 'new' version of the classic remains the same that you sit there shaking your head, mumbling, why, oh, why?

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

What Van Sant's film does, tremendously well, is make the material foreign again.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is an invaluable experiment in the theory of cinema, because it demonstrates that a shot-by-shot remake is pointless; genius apparently resides between or beneath the shots, or in chemistry that cannot be timed or counted.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The cast is fantastic, sure, but they're wasted in a sea of redundancy.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

a true labour of love, an homage in such deliriously infatuated thrall to its inspiration that it seems more arthouse folly than studio cashcow - or, to cite the psychiatrist near the end of Psycho, "these were crimes of passion, not profit."

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Norman Bates: She might have fooled me, but she didn't fool my mother. "Check in. Relax. Take a shower." Not only is it argued that this Psycho… More
Mark Beckford
Horror fans really should thank Gus Van Sant for his experimental "copy exactly" approach to re-making the horror classic Psycho. Just modernizing the… More
Christian C
Don't know why there's so much hate for this remake. Hitchcock was great, but there's nothing wrong with imitation if it freshens or adds new… More
Spencer S.
A remake can be a good thing, though oftentimes they infringe on the original content and don't make a statement themselves. The 1998 remake of the classic… More
Mark Beckford
Horror fans really should thank Gus Van Sant for his experimental "copy exactly" approach to re-making the horror classic Psycho. Just modernizing the… More
Chris Weber
One of the most curious films ever. I used to think that it was unthinkable to remake a film so classic, but this proved that all bets are off. I do have to… More

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