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April 15, 2018
Pointless. Utterly, utterly, pointless.
March 22, 2018
I just finished the Bates Motel tv series then watched this movie. This movie is absolutely terrible. Bad acting, bad effects. Norman Bates mannerisms and personality traits are not good. A real psychopath would be more charming and know how to persuade a detective otherwise. Everything Vince Vaughn did was basically incriminating himself automatically. The storyline of Marion Crane is not carried out well at all. Ugh! Just terrible!
½ March 2, 2018
Honestly, I thought the acting was perfectly fine, and obviously the story is a classic...but I thought everything else about this film was awful :/ I don't know if it was the directing bit even putting that aside I found other things to be very cheesy, for example the really bad green screens. I know it was released in the 90's but why does the sky have to look like its green screened? And also didn't see a point in copying the original scene by scene pretty much
October 19, 2017
Think Vince plays a better young bates than Andy. Woman has nice butt
½ October 2, 2017
I personally, do not enjoy hating on movies even if they are terrible. All movies deserve a shot because they are all hard to accomplish. However, this movie is an absolute 100% shameless, disrespectful film that actually seems to go out of its way to kill a classic then be a good movie. Taking every shot from the original takes away all originality and then being unable to capture even a performance that works even HALF as good as the original let alone a a sense of tension makes this movie an absolute failure on all levels.
½ September 12, 2017
It's an interesting experiment in film, but ends up being totally pointless. It's not offensive to the legacy of the original, but it adds nothing to it. An ill advised test.
June 5, 2017
Gus Van Sant doesn't bring anything new to the table in his remake of Psycho, stranding his talented cast in a pointless, by-the-numbers rehash of a script that sacrifices a fresh approach to its classic source material in favor of color -- all while delivering a resounding counterargument to horror remakes.
½ May 18, 2017
The worst remade film all the time i have never seen
March 16, 2017
There's simply no point in its existence. The only enjoyment to be gleaned here is from the engaging story, disturbing undertones and masterful score, all of which lifted directly from the original.
½ February 22, 2017
Same thing as the original except for one little thing: The acting's worse.
½ November 26, 2016
So as not to simply (and annoyingly) repetitively echo what's already been stated about this remake, its only real redeeming quality, as I see it, is its color (which is magnificent). The Look of the film is excellent. Props to the DP and those involved in set design, location choice, as well as the camera operators. Beyond that, everything in this film just feels rushed. A lot of people give this movie flack for being slow in pacing, which I agree with. But the delivery of nearly all of the lines, in pursuit of trying to make sure all of the verbatim boxes are checked, feels uncomfortably hurried. (A lot of talent coming off as much less than.) Hence, making the film incredibly difficult to actually enjoy. It is a shame.
October 29, 2016
I thought this was entertaining and not at all as bad as a lot of the reviews make it out to be. The only thing that really pulled me out of the movie was the casting of Vince Vaughn. Seems like an odd choice that just distracted me. It would've been like picking Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler.
½ September 25, 2016
I love Psycho that much that I loved this movie
August 25, 2016
Only gets one because I love Vince Vaughn.
½ August 12, 2016
I've always had a sort of morbid fascination with Gus Van Sant's shot by shot remake of Hitchcock's highly influential 1960 thriller. No, it's really nowhere as good but I've always gotten a kick out of it.
July 27, 2016
This is a great remake. It brings new meaning to some of the lines and real terror to the murders, specially the famous shower scene, where you can now really feel the knife sticking in Marion's body. Of course, the original remains impeccable, but I really don't see why people hated this so much.
½ July 13, 2016
its a shot for shot color remake that no one needs
July 11, 2016
A shot-by-shot boring and insulting remake of Hitchcock's masterpiece.
July 7, 2016
The only reason I am giving the film this many is cuz I like the actors. Shame on you, Van Sant!
½ June 22, 2016
Better than its reputation. Still not great though.
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