Written November 29, 2012
Very well done look at the making of PYSCHO.
Hopkins and Mirren are extraordinary in their respective roles, and it's fun to the see a stellar supporting cast re-create PYSCHO.
The make up on Hopkins is incredible. It's worth seeing for just his transformation.
My only complaint is that we didn't get to see enough re-creations. I could have sat throw another 20 minutes easily.
Overall, it's a fun ride.
Written December 27, 2014
We are Hitchcock fans, so we loved it. We actually went home after the movie and watched a couple of Hitch's films. Anthony Hopkins and Hellen Mirren are great. Helen Mirren for Best Supporting Actress? The movie has several great moments and lines.
Written September 20, 2014
Probably age-limited to those who saw the original Psycho in 1960, and there were plenty. With such an acclaimed film, it was interesting to learn how very difficult it was for its release!! An inside view of Alfred and Alma's troubled marriage well acted by all of the actors. I would rate this as a so-so movie.
Written April 26, 2015
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 October 22, 2014
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.