Written August 21, 2014
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 have been a little stronger but overall the performances were spot on and amazing. Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren hit the mark and became the couple that ruled suspense and macabre film kingdom as the time in hollywodd. And the supporting cast was amazing! I came away satisfied that I step into the voyeristic view of the great director and his wife in a pivotal time in his movie career. It was fun to see how Psycho came to be. I was inspired.
Written December 09, 2012
Great movie...top rated performances by some of the best actors in the business. Both my husband and I loved the movie. From the start we fell in love with Hitch, his wife and the supporting cast. This movie is a must-see and a perfect package!
Written December 27, 2014
Anthony Hopkins as the cutting, caustic, corpulent creative director "Alfred Hitchcock" (1899-1980) is magnificent. He captures the man with his foibles, charms, inimitable genius, as no other actor could. For those who remember Mr. Hitchcock, Hopkins reincarnates the "Master of Suspense"...
"Psycho" released in 1960, was a stunning, colossal success; stampedes of movie-goers, assaulted theatres, lusting for a taste of the "kill", an injection of "fright"; legitimatizing Hitchcock's prescience. Fifty-two years later its luster has yet to wane...
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Written December 25, 2014
Not sure it would be as entertaining to younger generation not familiar with Psycho or Alfred Hitchcock's wonderful movies and TV series. But, for those who grew up on Hitchcock and movie buffs of all generations, this movie was fun to watch and interesting to learn about the man behind the famous face. Anthony Hopkins was a natural for the part and the entire cast was entertaining. Refreshing topic for viewers.
Written November 26, 2014
I guess old "Hitch's" bio rights went up for auction recently, based solely on the seeming avalanche of material about his life that's already found it's way to screens big and small in recent months. Among that fare, this one is fair (pardon the pun) in the way of entertaining. Hopkins and Mirren deliver stellar performances with what can only be described as an amateurish screenplay. Proof once again that there are no small parts, only small actors. and again how genuinely amazing is what real talent can bring to an otherwise dismal effort. All in all this isn't a bad flick, just not one you might want to consider paying an evening ticket price to see. It's a judgment call best left to the one paying I suppose.