Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and a 30-year-old François Truffaut sequestered themselves in a windowless Hollywood office for a weeklong conversation. The result: the seminal book "Hitchcock/Truffaut," published a half century ago,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: December 2, 2015
DVD Release Date: December 30, 2016
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Essential viewing for cineastes while still offering rich rewards for neophytes, Hitchcock/Truffaut offers an affectionate -- and well-crafted -- tribute to a legend.

Tina Hassannia

Despite its historical subject, "Hitchcock/Truffaut" adeptly proves the timelessness of cinema.

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Nancy DeWolf Smith
Wall Street Journal

Pretension is always with us, but the documentary's main effect will surely be to make you want to see Hitchcock's films (including the marvel that is Marnie) all over again.

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Hugo Hernández Valdivia

In the end we remember the friendship that united Truffaut and Hitchcock, the communication they continued to have over the years. [Full review in Spanish]

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David Sims
The Atlantic

Jones has laid enough of a foundation on Hitchcock's style that viewers can watch one of cinema's most famous moments with fresh eyes.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

An engaging film.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Necessary viewing for film lovers.

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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times

It brings the pages to life with clips and photos and the sound of the directors talking seriously and less seriously.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Anytime you get smart and accomplished filmmakers talking about film, theory and their respective styles, the results are rewarding.

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Adam Cook
Cinema Scope

Hitchcock/Truffaut isn't just an invaluable in-depth study of one of cinema's greatest masters, it's also an incredible text about two artists who admired each other.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Glenn Gaylord
THE MEN WHO KNEW SO MUCH - My Review of HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (3 Stars) When I attended film school at UCLA, one book, which was considered required reading,… More
Antonius Block
This is a fascinating look at Alfred Hitchcock stemming from Francois Truffaut's legendary interviews with him, as well as their correspondence and deep… More
John Ballantine
A fascinating listening to the oral history put forward by Hitchcock through his interviews with Francois Truffaut. Visuals are an added bonus.
Thomas Drufke
The success of documentary is usually based on how much you already know and how much you learn about the main subject of the film. I knew a bit about… More