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Vertigo Reviews

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Often imitated, never duplicated.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 2, 2003
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

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.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

January 28, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

This is one of the single most masterful pictures ever made.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 4/4

September 10, 2002
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com

What a perverse little gem this is.

Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com | Original Score: 5/5

January 27, 2002

Pure Hitchcock.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 5/5

April 17, 2001
Variety Staff
Variety
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James Stewart, on camera almost constantly, comes through with a startlingly fine performance as the lawyer-cop who suffers from acrophobia.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 13, 2001
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Alfred Hitchcock's control of the audience is most complete in Vertigo.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

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

Full Review Source: Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

January 1, 2000

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The most-discussed work of the master; despairingly sardonic and demanding of multiple viewings.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The ending of the show is perfect and shocking if you have never seen it before.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Once seen, never forgotten.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Jake Hamilton
Empire Magazine

Hitchcock's most disturbing masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Vertigo is a fine film, but it's not flawless.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 90/100

January 1, 2000
Brian Gorman
Jam! Movies

The film is a magnificent technical achievement.

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Do yourself an aesthetic favor: Take the plunge.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000

Boxoffice Magazine

With this masterfully conceived spine-tingler, Alfred Hitchcock once again affirms his standing as movieland's king of the suspense-drama

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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One of the things that still amazes me about this movie is the way its study of obsession is so single-minded.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It is about how Hitchcock used, feared and tried to control women.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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From a craft standpoint, Vertigo represents the director in peak form.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The lure of death, the power of the past, the guilty complicity of a clean-cut hero, the near-fetishistic use of symbol and color: these Hitchcock hallmarks are all mesmerizingly on view.

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000
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