Hitchcock (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Though it suffers from tonal inconsistency and a lack of truly insightful retrospection, Hitchcock is elevated by inspired performances from its two distinguished leads.


Movie Info

HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie Psycho.

Rating: PG-13 (for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Rebello, Sacha Gervasi, John J. McLaughlin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 12, 2013
Box Office: $6.0M
Runtime:
Fox Searchlight Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Alfred Hitchcock

as Alma Reville

as Janet Leigh

as Vera Miles

as Anthony Perkins

as Whitfield Cook

as Peggy Robertson

as Lew Wasserman

as Geoffrey Shurlock

as Barney Balaban

as Joe Stefano
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Critic Reviews for Hitchcock

All Critics (196) | Top Critics (45)

Wallows in fat jokes and wink-wink nudge-nudge references that anybody with even a passing knowledge of cinema history will find eye-rollingly obvious.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Without Helen Mirren, James D'Arcy and a few interesting scenes, this flat, lifeless exploration of Alfred Hitchcock's making of "Psycho" lacks depth or a suitable anchor.

Full Review… | December 15, 2013
Cinema Sight

There are a multitude of sordidly fascinating directions a biopic on Alfred Hitchcock could take. So, when Sacha Gervasi's flat and frothy Hitchcock concludes, it's inevitably frustrating to find this film takes such a conventional path.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013
Quickflix

A movie about the late great director poses a question too great to ignore: how does one truly capture the idea of Hitchcock in a span of only 99 minutes? The answer is you can't, and here is a movie that, thankfully, knows that.

Full Review… | August 23, 2013
Cinemaphile.org

If you can disregard your desire for authenticity and scrupulous historical accuracy, this is light fun with a sweet relationship at the center of it.

Full Review… | July 27, 2013
EricDSnider.com

The movie hits the beats, but lacks depth.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Audience Reviews for Hitchcock

A voyeur peers through a hole in the wall at a woman preparing to shower, his breathing ragged, as he fantasizes about her life, her thoughts: ironically, comically, this work does just that to cinema's most honest voyeur, and fantasizes instead about his life while he was making Psycho. Fun, yah? Is any of it true? Maybe, maybe not, who cares? Like the master himself did before we are again THE VOYEUR, and get to vicariously relive peering through the hole in the wall, this time fantasizing about the guy who was fantasizing about us. That is fun. The cast, aware of the turnabout, the joke, revels in glee. How's yer ... yer breathing?
Special mention: James D'Arcy's spot on Anthony Perkins, the decision to play Janet Leigh as a Doris Day ingenue (yoiks!), and best of all the loving mindfugging between Alfred and Alma (initials: AH!).

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Kevin M. Williams

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Slight movie. Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Hitchcock. My husband is, and he really enjoyed this, so good one for a fan. Nicely filmed with good performances by cast.

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Nicki Marie

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½

Bearing no resemblance to the real Hitchcock, Hopkins seems like a caricature in a biopic that is only intriguing when it shows the production of Psycho but never when it focuses on his personal life - where marital conflicts and an imaginary Ed Gein are sadly contrived.

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Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

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