Hitchcock (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Though it suffers from tonal inconsistency and a lack of truly insightful retrospection, Hitchcock is elevated by inspired performances from its two distinguished leads.

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HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie Psycho.
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PG-13 (for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material)
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Drama
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Cast

Anthony Hopkins
as Alfred Hitchcock
Helen Mirren
as Alma Reville
Scarlett Johansson
as Janet Leigh
Jessica Biel
as Vera Miles
James D'Arcy
as Anthony Perkins
Danny Huston
as Whitfield Cook
Toni Collette
as Peggy Robertson
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Lew Wasserman
Kurtwood Smith
as Geoffrey Shurlock
Richard Portnow
as Barney Balaban
Ralph Macchio
as Joe Stefano
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Critic Reviews for Hitchcock

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (46)

Scatty, intriguing but slightly undercooked ...

Full Review… | February 5, 2013
Time Out
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The movie spends too much time off the set of Psycho, where the real story was, and focuses instead on incidental matters that feel like outtakes.

Full Review… | December 6, 2012
Miami Herald
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An overly literal idea of the brilliant director, but an entertaining visit to the set of a horror classic.

Full Review… | December 6, 2012
Newsday
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Filmed with lots of style and a macabre sense of humor the master himself would have enjoyed.

Full Review… | December 4, 2012
Richard Roeper.com
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It's tough work giving good face to an iconic role, yet Johansson manages to show Leigh as a thoughtful professional aware of the interpersonal booby-traps set by her director for his leading ladies.

November 30, 2012
Denver Post
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Hopkins has been fitted out prosthetically to resemble Hitchcock and he does a reasonably good job of impersonating him, but it's a foredoomed effort.

Full Review… | November 30, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
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Audience Reviews for Hitchcock

A voyeur peers through a hole in the wall at a woman preparing to shower, his breathing ragged, as he fantasizes about her life, her thoughts: ironically, comically, this work does just that to cinema's most honest voyeur, and fantasizes instead about his life while he was making Psycho. Fun, yah? Is any of it true? Maybe, maybe not, who cares? Like the master himself did before we are again THE VOYEUR, and get to vicariously relive peering through the hole in the wall, this time fantasizing about the guy who was fantasizing about us. That is fun. The cast, aware of the turnabout, the joke, revels in glee. How's yer ... yer breathing? Special mention: James D'Arcy's spot on Anthony Perkins, the decision to play Janet Leigh as a Doris Day ingenue (yoiks!), and best of all the loving mindfugging between Alfred and Alma (initials: AH!).

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Slight movie. Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Hitchcock. My husband is, and he really enjoyed this, so good one for a fan. Nicely filmed with good performances by cast.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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½

Bearing no resemblance to the real Hitchcock, Hopkins seems like a caricature in a biopic that is only intriguing when it shows the production of Psycho but never when it focuses on his personal life - where marital conflicts and an imaginary Ed Gein are sadly contrived.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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