• Vertigo
    1 minutes 33 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Vertigo Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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The old master, now a slave to television, has turned out another Hitchcock-and-bull story in which the mystery is not so much who done it as who cares.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 20, 2009
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2011
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
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Technically well made, but there are a plethora of more entertaining Hitchcock films available.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 8, 2010
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Hitchcock's rich and strange fable of love lost, and lost again, makes the case for him as a grand experimental artist who labored in genre cinema.

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

June 1, 2011
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews

The "Vertigo" shot created for this film was so powerful and unique that everytime I see it used today, I get teary eyed.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 2, 2008
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

| Original Score: 5/5

March 13, 2003
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Hitchcock was elsewhere an entertainer, often a great one, but Vertigo finds him working as an artist...

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

November 5, 2007
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Vertigo" is Alfred Hitchcock's beautifully stylized psychological thriller about a man in love with a fetishized romantic fantasy invented by another man.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

May 2, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Everything is perfect in Vertigo.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Vertigo is Hitchcock's stirring parable of love and death.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Jimmy Stewart never did finer work, and Hitchcock's masterpiece, though its meaning may be lost on many, reveals a man at his most obsessed.

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

January 1, 2000
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Slow but totally compelling.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

What can one say? Exquisitely controlled, framed, scored, acted, and edited. A peerless triumph.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 16, 2003
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
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com

What a perverse little gem this is.

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

January 27, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Alfred Hitchcock at his most disturbing.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

February 14, 2006
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

a disturbing and darkly revealing psychological thriller

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 84/100

August 8, 2009
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