78/52 (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

78/52 (2017)



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A deep exploration of the famous "shower scene" in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Many directors, writers, historians and other interview subjects ( including directors Peter Bogdanovich and Karyn Kusama, film historian David Thompson, editor Walter Murch, Jamie Lee Curtis and Oz Perkins (children of actors Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins), and Marli Renfro, Janet Leigh's nude body double in the scene) share their historical understanding and critical observations about this seminal moment in American movies.


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Critic Reviews for 78/52

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Director Alexandre O. Philippe unpacks an entire semester's worth of cinema studies, coming to a unified theory of how one act of on-screen murder became the perfect "image of the uncaring universe."

April 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The results are hypnotic.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The film picks up when it gets down to shot-by-shot analysis, allowing editors and other interviewees to break down one of the most famous sequences in movie history.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A resourceful, if rather hyperbolic documentary that devotes 90 minutes to analyzing one of the most famous scenes in film history.

January 24, 2017 | Full Review…

For a long time now, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" has been two movies, and the hypnotic film-geek documentary "78/52" is an ingenious and irreverent master class in both of them.

January 24, 2017 | Full Review…

As with the original, you can't look away.

April 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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