Psycho Reviews

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July 12, 2019
Gus Van Sant's Psycho is as it is because he knows that we have already seen Hitchcock's version, and that, despite replicating the original scene to scene, he also takes unexpected directions. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 6, 2018
Gus Van Sant's oddball, shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic...
October 23, 2013
The cast is fantastic, sure, but they're wasted in a sea of redundancy.
April 25, 2013
failed project
December 1, 2012
What Van Sant's film does, tremendously well, is make the material foreign again.
October 22, 2012
a true labour of love, an homage in such deliriously infatuated thrall to its inspiration that it seems more arthouse folly than studio cashcow - or, to cite the psychiatrist near the end of Psycho, "these were crimes of passion, not profit."
August 7, 2012
A futile, soulless shot-by-shot remake of Hitchcock's masterpiece.
September 7, 2011
August 21, 2009
Already my mother and I mourn the day when some AVID editor will dare to digitally tweak Vertigo, spinning it into a virtual romantic comedy starring computer-directed replicas of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
March 26, 2009
Contains nothing to outrage or offend partisans of the original, yet neither does it stand to add much to their appreciation.
September 16, 2008
...the Hitchcock film relied for its effects on originality and creativity. Van Sant's remake substitutes rote repetition and cliches that have long since lost their value.
September 22, 2007
Psycho doesn't do much for Van Sant, and he doesn't do much for Psycho.
August 13, 2007
Vaughn's Norman Bates is much inferior because he lacks the natural neurosis of Anthony Perkins.
May 26, 2006
Deserves closer consideration than it received.
February 9, 2006
Hitchcock probably wouldn't tell this story if he was making films today, and he certainly wouldn't tell it this way, with internal 'voices', back projection, minimal nudity and violence.
December 6, 2005
The movie doesn't stink. The performances are good, potentially great, especially Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates, but he owns a scene just for doing that psychotic giggle of his.
April 9, 2005
A lot of people may not get the point of recreating a work such as Psycho. I didn't get it, until I saw the film.
April 2, 2005
Personally, I found the remake weaker than the original (which was only vaguely interesting anyway; then again, it's pretty much the same movie).
January 9, 2004
To my absolute astonishment, I enjoyed the remake more than the original.
January 7, 2004
franky it sucks
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