• Psycho
    2 minutes 42 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Psycho Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The cast is fantastic, sure, but they're wasted in a sea of redundancy.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 23, 2013
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

failed project

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: D

April 25, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

What Van Sant's film does, tremendously well, is make the material foreign again.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

December 1, 2012
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

a true labour of love, an homage in such deliriously infatuated thrall to its inspiration that it seems more arthouse folly than studio cashcow - or, to cite the psychiatrist near the end of Psycho, "these were crimes of passion, not profit."

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

October 22, 2012
Emanuel Levy

A futile, soulless shot-by-shot remake of Hitchcock's masterpiece.

| Original Score: D

August 7, 2012
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Already my mother and I mourn the day when some AVID editor will dare to digitally tweak Vertigo, spinning it into a virtual romantic comedy starring computer-directed replicas of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

August 21, 2009
Godfrey Cheshire
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Contains nothing to outrage or offend partisans of the original, yet neither does it stand to add much to their appreciation.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Steve Biodrowski

...the Hitchcock film relied for its effects on originality and creativity. Van Sant's remake substitutes rote repetition and cliches that have long since lost their value.

Full Review Source: ESplatter

September 16, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

Psycho doesn't do much for Van Sant, and he doesn't do much for Psycho.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

September 22, 2007
Chuck O'Leary

Vaughn's Norman Bates is much inferior because he lacks the natural neurosis of Anthony Perkins.

| Original Score: 4/10

August 13, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Deserves closer consideration than it received.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Hitchcock probably wouldn't tell this story if he was making films today, and he certainly wouldn't tell it this way, with internal 'voices', back projection, minimal nudity and violence.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

The movie doesn't stink. The performances are good, potentially great, especially Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates, but he owns a scene just for doing that psychotic giggle of his.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

A lot of people may not get the point of recreating a work such as Psycho. I didn't get it, until I saw the film.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

April 9, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Personally, I found the remake weaker than the original (which was only vaguely interesting anyway; then again, it's pretty much the same movie).

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2/5

April 2, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

To my absolute astonishment, I enjoyed the remake more than the original.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B+

January 9, 2004

franky it sucks

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 7, 2004
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly

Gus Vant Sant has remade Alfred Hitchcock's classic slasher film with so much reverence and so little originality that it is not clear what the point is.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

It's surprising to note that this film, mostly well-acted, is somewhat lacking on the technical side, which is what Hollywood usually does best these days.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A Psycho that functions perfectly on its own terms while polishing this jewel of a thriller into its own bright new gleam.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: A-

January 10, 2003
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