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Psycho Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 29, 2011
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 19, 2011
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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March 26, 2009
Contains nothing to outrage or offend partisans of the original, yet neither does it stand to add much to their appreciation.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
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Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
| Original Score: 2/4
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January 1, 2000
Van Sant clearly knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and his own smooth touch is neatly sympathetic with his predecessor's.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is an invaluable experiment in the theory of cinema, because it demonstrates that a shot-by-shot remake is pointless; genius apparently resides between or beneath the shots, or in chemistry that cannot be timed or counted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The movie lacks the chutzpah to even be a travesty.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Vaughn and Heche bring energy and freshness to the parts originated by Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. Heche is so good, in fact, and so frisky and watchable in her role, that after her grisly demise in the shower you miss her for a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The film is polished when it should be edgy and impersonal when it should be seductive.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It remains the most structurally elegant and sneakily playful of thrillers!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is a lifeless, workmanlike project; all tension has been leeched away. Also, it's in color.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Van Sant has cranked up the realism about 20 points, but somehow what he achieves for the effort is a larger sense of banality!
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
A lot less scary!
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
So much of Van Sant's 'new' version of the classic remains the same that you sit there shaking your head, mumbling, why, oh, why?
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Entertainment Weekly
December 4, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: A