Written February 09, 2016
Nice look into the life of one of America's greatest filmmakers. And in particular the role his wife played for many many years behind the scenes in his successes. Great performances by both Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins.
Written November 26, 2015
Great character study - excellent acting. Interesting look behind the scenes in Hollywood.
Written May 24, 2015
Very interesting film about the making of Hitchcock's "Psycho". Not a macabre tale, but more of an unusual romance story between Hitchcock and his wife Alma Revel . . . highlighting their unique "collaboration" for which she received little credit. A gifted script and film editor, Alma co-shaped and co-edited Hitchcock's films with upmost precision. It is their inter-dependence and their long relationship that manifests itself within the production of Psycho. I've been thinking about it all morning . . . great performances. Love Helen, Anthony, Toni Collette, and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles. As usual, Scarlet Johanson is OK . . . but none of us are really interested in OK. They needed someone with talent and a lean face, not perky Scarlet. I think Jamie Curtis would have been a more interesting, and dangerous, choice But everyone else makes up for her . . . and like Janet Leigh's performance, her presence in the film is also short. Phew!
Written February 14, 2016
Really liked this movie as the acting was superior and I liked the way they developed the partnership and marriage of he and his wife. The acting on the part of both central players was exceptional and the movie moved along and kept my interest. I also felt that Ms Johansen did a very good job with her role as well. This is an adult film and I highly recommend it.
Written November 29, 2012
Very well done look at the making of PYSCHO.
Hopkins and Mirren are extraordinary in their respective roles, and it's fun to the see a stellar supporting cast re-create PYSCHO.
The make up on Hopkins is incredible. It's worth seeing for just his transformation.
My only complaint is that we didn't get to see enough re-creations. I could have sat throw another 20 minutes easily.
Overall, it's a fun ride.