Vertigo (1958)

Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most personal one), this adaptation of the French novel D'entre les morts weaves an intricate web of… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

It's as much a wonder of suspense as it is a catalogue of the director's themes and an allegory for his own art of enticement-and for the erotic pitfalls of his métier.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

One of the landmarks -- not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Hitchcock's rich and strange fable of love lost, and lost again, makes the case for him as a grand experimental artist who labored in genre cinema.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Hitchcock's most tender story.

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David Ansen

Why is this movie Hitchcock's masterpiece? Because no movie plunges us more deeply into the dizzying heart of erotic obsession.

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Emanuel Levy

A haunting meditation on sexual politics, romantic love, and obsession, Vertigo is one of the greatest surreal movies ever made.

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TIME Magazine

The old master, now a slave to television, has turned out another Hitchcock-and-bull story in which the mystery is not so much who done it as who cares.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Slow but totally compelling.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A cop who's recently retired from the force because he suffers from vertigo takes a job trailing an old college friend's wife and grows obsessed with… More
Christopher Heim
Greatest movie ever made? Maybe but that hardly matters since this is another undeniable masterpiece from the master auteur of suspense himself, Alfred… More
KJ Proulx
Although I did find that the story told through this film was incredible, it did feel a tad slow at times, almost bridging on the fact that it is a Hitchcock… More
Alex roy
Vertigo has been hailed as Alfred Hitchcock's undisputed masterpiece. Although a great movie, this is not my favorite film by the master of suspense. With… More
Spencer S.
One of the better known Hitchcock films; it has a long and strenuous history as well as a legacy unlike many of his other films. In part this is probably… More
Nicki Marie
Good older movie, but hardly the best movie ever made as some claim!