Written July 31, 2014
Hopkins does a spot on rendition of the television Hitchcock. Those bits are highlights. For those who know Psycho for the phenomenon it was (and is) it was interesting to see how it got there. Did we need to see the underwear of his relationship with his wife? It was enlightening, and maybe accurate. It was strange to see Helen Mirren in a role of a second fiddle. All in all, a good visit with a classic movie and an iconic director.
Written August 20, 2014
I always wear a watch that glows in the dark when I go to movies with my wife. Sometimes I look at it every 10 minutes or so.
As I sat down I realized that I had no idea how long the film was. So I had my watch and no idea how drawn out this misery would be.
I NEVER looked at my watch once. What a superb movie. It told a great love story, a great focused bio of the director and his wife. It made me laugh a lot - out loud. And almost scream once.
Go see it. Leave the watch at home.
Written July 30, 2014
Does it get any better than this? Fascinating glimpse at the making of one of the best movies ever made. Entertaining and informative throughout with superb acting: Hopkins. Mirren, Johansson, Collette ...
Written November 24, 2012
If you know anything at all about Alfred Hitchcock - you will love this film. If you know a lot about Hitchcock - you will love it even more! Anthony Hopkins is magnificent as the 'master of suspense' as well as Helen Mirren as his equally talented wife Alma Reville, who wasn't just the woman 'behind the man' but beside him. I also thought that the supporting cast hit all the right notes, especially James D'Arcy as Tony Perkins - it would be great to see him play Tony in a bio-pic!
Written December 31, 2012
The acting was terrific. The writing was terrific. And the zingers were hilarious. While a serious film, it has many zingers that will make you laugh. I think Alfred Hitchcock would have loved the movie, had he seen it, even though it is not always flattering to him. The ending, when Hitchcock is outside of his house talking to the camera, will break you up, and is truly something you could see Hitchcock doing.
All in all, a wonderful movie.