Written November 25, 2012
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 August 20, 2014
Hitchcock is a fun movie going experience for fans of the master of suspense, or just fans of film in general. The Pros: Anthony Hopkins, a brilliant actor who portrays Alfred Hitchcock without flaw. Definitely should be an Oscar contender for best actor. The Scenery, from the houses to the 1959 Paramount Pictures studios, the scenery added to the realism of the film. Helen Mirren, a strong actress and very believable in the role of Lady Hitchcock, the struggle between the two and also the love creates an undeniable chemistry between Hopkins and Mirren. The Cons: Scarlett Johansson, I love her as an actress, she wasn't terrible at all, but she was very unconvincing in the role of Janet Leigh, perhaps this was on the filmmakers for not centering the film around the production of Psycho. The Direction, The direction of the movie was great, but jumped around a lot between the love story line and the production of Psycho. Overall a fun and very enjoyable film with great performances. 3/5
Written December 27, 2012
Well done to the cast, screen writer, and director! Excellent movie. I loved the scene where Hitch gets the most out of Janet Leigh in the shower scene. Now I can understand his pictures a bit better, since it appears his wife, Alma, was very much involved with his career for soooo many years.
Written September 21, 2014
I went expecting an ok time. Not what I got. No siree! It was riveting. It was a joy to watch Hopkins take on this tough role. Unless you stared at his piercing eyes you really didn't know it was him. The backstory of his relationship with his wife and her role in his moviemaking career was enlightening. Pure fun....get up off the couch and see it. I do not know why it is not showing on more screens......a shame really,
Written January 03, 2013
Very good movie. Hitchcock is a movie that takes a look at an extraordinary director from an unexpected angle. I was expecting more of a documentary film, and was surprised when I realized it was actually a love story. The movie portrays Hitchcock during the most stressful time in his life making Psyco. The story focuses on the stress in Hitchcock's marriage as he struggles to create his greatest movie of all time. Definitely not what I expected. Still a very good movie. Recommend to all Alfred Hitchcock fans. Anthony Hopkins is always on the top of his game when acting.