Written November 22, 2014
I went to this movie because the cast is so good, but I didn't expect much. It turned out to be much more amusing and lighthearted than I expected. Well-paced, and the movie just zipped along cheerfully. Anthony Hopkins was a little odd in the part, but Helen Mirren was terrific.
Written December 28, 2014
The film is well acted obviously from this remarkable cast.
I found the film interesting from an educational view point.
Hitchcock's success was before I was old enough to savior his work.
So I was fascinated to learn more.
It is not a block buster with lots of AHH's.
It is a solid film, with great acting.
Written April 18, 2015
We really found the movie exciting. I do believe however that the fact that we are old Hitchcock fans, both in the movie theaters and on television, made us recognize and react favorably to the various references to his earlier works. Having no experience with the executives in the movie industry, we found his position made more difficult by his studio execs.
We both loved the movie, and found the stars extremely convincing in their roles.
Written December 22, 2014
Paced like one of Hitchcock's movies (as it should - most movies nowadays are too long and not crisply edited) the movie is worth seeing. It tackles a lot of the issues that come with the art/genius of moviemaking and the personalities involved and does it with insight and wit. go see it: one of the top three movies of the year!
Written April 28, 2015
Enjoyed this movie. I have admired Hitchcock's work, and was entertained thoroughly to see his complicated personality and relationships, and how they influenced his creativity. The backstory of "Psycho" was enlightening.