Written April 21, 2015
If you are a fan of Alfred Hitchcock movies and you like the era in which he made his successful films, you MUST go to see Hitchcock. It tells the story of Hitchcock and his wife Alma durng the filming of the movie Psycho. Thier relationship was both complex and beautiful. Oscar worthy performances from Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren in the leads and a smashing turn from Scarlett Johansson who plays actress Janet Leigh and the ill fated Marian Crane in the movie within the movie. You won't want to miss the intensity during the filming the famous shower stabbing scene. Hitchcock is bloody good!
Written April 25, 2015
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 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.
Written November 27, 2015
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.