83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a perfect summation of why he was the ultimate filmmaker.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This narrative directing debut by Sacha Gervasi remains absorbing and aptly droll despite a few dramatic ups and downs and, led by large performances by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hopkins and Mirren are acting pros in stellar form. There's no way you want to miss the pleasure of their company in a movie that offers a sparkling and unexpectedly poignant look at how to sustain a career and a marriage.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Hitchcock isn't ambitious or complicated. It's simple, does what it sets out to do, and gets out before anyone even thinks about checking the time. More movies should be made in its image.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Jessica Biel is Vera Miles, the star who had the nerve to get pregnant when Hitchcock wanted her for "Vertigo." He feels betrayed, and she feels relieved, consigned to a supporting role in Psycho as Marion's sister. And Toni Collette, in glasses and a dark wig, is Hitchcock's long-suffering secretary, Peggy. Both Biel and Collette are very good, engaging.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the film is titled Hitchcock and ostensibly centers on the legendary director, we get a better sense of the women around him than the enigmatic filmmaker.
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60

NPR

By Ella Taylor
The film never coheres. Trying to carve out a space between black comedy and straight evocation of a difficult but rewarding marriage, the movie never settles on a tone.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite its definitive title, you won't actually learn much about Alfred Hitchcock from Sacha Gervasi's briskly superficial biopic. But you'll enjoy the experience anyway.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is all a long way of saying that the best way to better understand the man who made those and dozens of other movies is simply to see them. There's no case to be made for a mangy shortcut like Hitchcock. It's all surface and formula.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Hitchcock rings false from start to finish.
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55 out of 100
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