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 May 26, 2016
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.
Written April 29, 2016
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 May 29, 2016
In spite of the subject matter of this film - a movie based on a grisly mass murderer, directed by a corpulent Peeping Tom, it was really quite charming. All the characters were well developed and the film seems to accomplish what it sets out to do. The difficulty Hitchcock had getting the film made, the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife and her mostly unrecognized contributions, and The Way Things Were back in 1960. I loved the nightmares, the conversations with Ed Gein, and my favorite part, when Hitchcock's wife tells him off. Perhaps not as interesting for younger folks than for those of us who remember Hitchcock.
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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