Psycho (1998) Synopsis
A woman (Anne Heche) steals cash and stays at a madman's (Vince Vaughn) motel.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Norman Bates is alive and well, and just a tad kinkier than you remember him.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
William H. Macy is fine as the detective Arbogast, wearing a hat he could have borrowed from Martin Balsam in the original role.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
The film is shot in color and includes an amped-up Danny Elfman version of Bernard Herrmann's haunting score.
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63

New York Daily News

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Cold, dull, lifeless. [5 December 1998, p.3]
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Untantalizingly reverent remake. [7 December 1998, p.4D]
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In the shock department, the ante has been upped, way up, and a mere kitchen knife through a shower curtain just doesn't cut it any more.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's so slavishly similar to its predecessor - right down to the symbolic lettering on Marion's license plates - that there's little to...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Van Sant's film feels as dated as Hitchcock's, and Hitchcock's has the better excuse.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is an invaluable experiment in the theory of cinema, because it demonstrates that a shot-by-shot remake is pointless; genius...
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Redundant and unnecessary.
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Nice

By 3treyk
It was the best movie ever...

A new version of Psycho is brilliant and adds up to the Orginial

By thechristians
In 1960 alfred hitchcock made psycho which was absoultley brilliant . Now Gus Van sant was inspired from the original. I do not understand why people hate the remake well yes it is not needed to...

By fightthegrip
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