Written December 23, 2012
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 July 30, 2014
'Hitch' as he liked to called was an odd duck. He had a gift for presenting intrigue and suspense. Basically, this movie shows his emotional ups and downs in the creation of the masterpiece and classic, "Psycho". Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren were both great, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the movie.
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.