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: 95% 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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Sarah Ward

A manifestation of the passion that cinema sparks, as exemplified by one of the most significant acts of filmic obsession in the medium's lifetime.

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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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Tom Dawson
Total Film

A genuine treat for cinephiles.

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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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Daniel Palmer
Film Inquiry

Hitchcock/Truffaut is Kent Jones' meticulous work in which commentary and conversation overlap, charting the art of filmmaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% 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
John Ballantine
A fascinating listening to the oral history put forward by Hitchcock through his interviews with Francois Truffaut. Visuals are an added bonus.
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