Hitchcock Synopsis
The production of "Psycho" strains Alfred Hitchcock's marriage to Alma Reville.
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Entertainment Weekly

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

By Joe Morgenstern
Hitchcock rings false from start to finish.
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Nothing world rocking. Just a good time at the movies.

By alexpolsky
Hopkins does a spot on rendition of the television Hitchcock. Those bits are highlights. For those who know Psycho for the phenomenon it was (and is) it was interesting to see how it got there....

My wife wanted to go and dragged me along. I am very glad she did.

By cdwilli1
I always wear a watch that glows in the dark when I go to movies with my wife. Sometimes I look at it every 10 minutes or so. As I sat down I realized that I had no idea how long the film was. ...


Does it get any better than this? Fascinating glimpse at the making of one of the best movies ever made. Entertaining and informative throughout with superb acting: Hopkins. Mirren, Johansson,...


By kellyjeanclair
If you know anything at all about Alfred Hitchcock - you will love this film. If you know a lot about Hitchcock - you will love it even more! Anthony Hopkins is magnificent as the 'master of...

Wonderful Movie. If you liked Psycho you will love this.

By lmaturo
The acting was terrific. The writing was terrific. And the zingers were hilarious. While a serious film, it has many zingers that will make you laugh. I think Alfred Hitchcock would have loved the...

Behind every successful man is a woman...

By pdyon54
Went to see this with my husband. What most impressed me was how much Hitch relied on his wife. Great acting and wonderful cinematography. We thoroughly enjoyed it. For everyone who is a fan of...

Must if you are a fan

By lexygirl5
This cast was wonderful and the story was playful. I was drawn into the world of this film as easily as one of Hitchcock's own episodes on his tv series. Lots of fun notes throughout the script and...

A Must For Hitchcock Fans

Thoroughly enjoyed Hitchcock! It felt like a behind the scenes tour of Psycho. Anthony Hopkins didn't play Hitchcock - he WAS Hitchcock! Besides loving this movie, it left me with the desire to...

For the serious Hitchcock fans only...

By t-Bone Adams
Just checked out Hitchcock last night. I for one loved it but I am a big fan of the director the subject of the film, so I went in with excitement. As a stand alone film I thought the story could...


By DBee
It's no surprise that Anthony Hopkins does such a great job, as does Helen Mirren...but it is the script, direction and editing that really makes this so worth seeing!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some violent images, sexual content and thematic material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Entertaining biopic focuses on Hitch's marriage and method.
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