Written February 28, 2015
Great character study - excellent acting. Interesting look behind the scenes in Hollywood.
Written January 30, 2015
It's a MUST GO and See movie for the holidays. Five-and-a-half thumbs up for both Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. Anthony Hopkins as the master of suspense - very convincing! You would really think he was Hitch himself, the way he moves and talk. Helen Mirren of course, well... it's Helen Mirren - I could watch her just to peel potatoes.
Scar Jo also shines in this movie. Very well acted - the way she portrays Ms. Janet Leigh in this moviementary was exactly like it was in the original movie. There are times during the movie that you would feel they were actually filming the original Psycho. Nicely "well done".
Makes you wanna see the original Psycho all over again.
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 October 23, 2014
I loved every second of this movie. Stunning performances by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. I learned so much about the fascinating Hitchcock. I would even see it again, just to see Anthony Hopkins' amazing portrayal of the legendary Hitchcock. Highly recommend.