• PG-13, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sacha Gervasi
    In Theaters:
    Nov 23, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Mar 12, 2013
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures


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Hitchcock Reviews

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Gervasi misses a fine opportunity, wasting the acting talent he has assembled with a disappointingly ordinary film about an extraordinary man making one of cinema's most exceptional movies.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2013
Tara Brady
Irish Times

Occasional flair and an A-list cast are simply not enough to carry this erratic origins story.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 17, 2013
Hannah McGill
The List

This is Hitchcock for a tabloid audience: simplistic, judgemental, smug and pat. Rewatch the actual films instead.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2013

Hitchcock once said "Drama is life with the dull parts left out", ironic then that this Hitchcock movie is a stuffy succession of extremely dull scenes.

Full Review Source: UTV | Original Score: 4/10

February 7, 2013
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

One big marriage counseling session set within the walls of the making of Psycho

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 15, 2013
Matt Looker

All we mostly get to see is the sad, silent contemplation of an old, weary, prosthetically constructed man

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 2/5

February 24, 2013
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

A half-hearted, clunky stab at psychodrama.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

March 17, 2013
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

"A nice, clean, nasty piece of work" is how Hopkins' stand-in describes the superior film within the film. Gervasi's movie is just nice and clean and that's not nearly Hitchcockian enough for a film that carries the name.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

February 8, 2013
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago

A True Hollywood Story so cheeky and thin it makes My Week with Marilyn seem substantial.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 1/5

November 22, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

This sentimental, lightweight biopic is more concerned with the childish passive-aggressiveness of Hitchcock's marriage than the inner-workings of his artistic mind.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 7, 2013
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

The movie hits the beats, but lacks depth.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
David Sexton
This is London

What Gervasi and his scriptwriter John McLaughlin bring to the table are banality and predictability, quintessentially non-Hitchcockian qualities.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

February 8, 2013
Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies

Unlike Hitchcock's work, it fades from memory almost immediately.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2013
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Many will leave the theatre with a smile on their face but in my eyes, Hitchcock focuses on the wrong characters and tries too hard to please.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B-

January 9, 2013
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Less of the domestic squabbling could have made Hitchcock a movie worthy of its namesake.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 13, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

Disappointingly flat. Hitchcock the man feels best left where he himself enjoyed being most: behind the camera.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 6, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a slight, forgettable movie. Sometimes that's enough.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 83/100

April 27, 2013
Ella Taylor
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Trying to carve out a space between black comedy and straight evocation of a difficult but rewarding marriage, the movie never settles on a tone.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 22, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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"Hitchcock" rings false from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 22, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

If you've ever seen Psycho, or even if you know anything at all about the film, Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock would like to congratulate you on your savvy.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

November 15, 2012
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