Vertigo Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 11, 2005
Hitchcock's twisty, suspenseful tale is far more involving and memorable than most recent Hollywood thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
What can one say? Exquisitely controlled, framed, scored, acted, and edited. A peerless triumph.
| Original Score: 5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
Often imitated, never duplicated.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 28, 2003
Justifying Vertigo's poor initial performance, it is a film that requires distance, as well as the completion of Hitchcock's career. It is a moment of acknowledgment in the final, retrospective establishment of the director's frequent themes.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
This is one of the single most masterful pictures ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
January 27, 2002
What a perverse little gem this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2001
Pure Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 13, 2001
James Stewart, on camera almost constantly, comes through with a startlingly fine performance as the lawyer-cop who suffers from acrophobia.
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Vertigo (1958) is one of Alfred Hitchcock's most powerful, deep, and stunningly beautiful films (in widescreen 70 mm VistaVision) - it is a film noir

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
The most-discussed work of the master; despairingly sardonic and demanding of multiple viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The ending of the show is perfect and shocking if you have never seen it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Once seen, never forgotten.
Jake Hamilton
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Hitchcock's most disturbing masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Vertigo is a fine film, but it's not flawless.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Brian Gorman
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The film is a magnificent technical achievement.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Do yourself an aesthetic favor: Take the plunge.

Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
With this masterfully conceived spine-tingler, Alfred Hitchcock once again affirms his standing as movieland's king of the suspense-drama
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
One of the things that still amazes me about this movie is the way its study of obsession is so single-minded.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is about how Hitchcock used, feared and tried to control women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
From a craft standpoint, Vertigo represents the director in peak form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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