Critic Reviews for 78/52
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."
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.
A resourceful, if rather hyperbolic documentary that devotes 90 minutes to analyzing one of the most famous scenes in film history.
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.
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