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Hitchcock Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 20, 2016
The portrayal of Hitchcock is the obvious centerpiece, and while Anthony Hopkin's temperament is not quite lugubrious or phlegmatic enough, we eventually see past it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 17, 2016
The pleasure of Hitchcock comes in large part from the sparring between Mirren and Hopkins. As you'd expect, they're a class act, delivering the old married couple routine with conviction and plenty of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
J. Olson
April 12, 2016
It's rare for a biopic to deliver so little insight into its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Wallows in fat jokes and wink-wink nudge-nudge references that anybody with even a passing knowledge of cinema history will find eye-rollingly obvious.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
Without Helen Mirren, James D'Arcy and a few interesting scenes, this flat, lifeless exploration of Alfred Hitchcock's making of "Psycho" lacks depth or a suitable anchor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
There are a multitude of sordidly fascinating directions a biopic on Alfred Hitchcock could take. So, when Sacha Gervasi's flat and frothy Hitchcock concludes, it's inevitably frustrating to find this film takes such a conventional path.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Keyes
August 23, 2013
A movie about the late great director poses a question too great to ignore: how does one truly capture the idea of Hitchcock in a span of only 99 minutes? The answer is you can't, and here is a movie that, thankfully, knows that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
July 27, 2013
If you can disregard your desire for authenticity and scrupulous historical accuracy, this is light fun with a sweet relationship at the center of it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
The movie hits the beats, but lacks depth.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 27, 2013
... a slight, forgettable movie. Sometimes that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Eric Melin
April 15, 2013
The Cook/Reville subplot is pretty standard stuff, so the movie is pretty lopsided, but the behind-the-scenes stuff surrounding Psycho is very compelling, even if it's not 100 percent true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
March 17, 2013
A half-hearted, clunky stab at psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 13, 2013
Hopkins' performance makes "Hitchcock" as much fun as one of the old episodes from "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Lisa Elin
We Got This Covered
February 27, 2013
Alternatively devilish, wry, soulful, and witty, Hitchcock presents a singing celebration of one of cinema's great unsung collaborations
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matt Looker
February 24, 2013
All we mostly get to see is the sad, silent contemplation of an old, weary, prosthetically constructed man
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
February 17, 2013
Occasional flair and an A-list cast are simply not enough to carry this erratic origins story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 11, 2013
With Hitchcock, Gervasi, maker of beguiling rock documentary Anvil, has come up with a breezy entertainment rather than an in-depth biopic. You won't find any real insights into Hitchcock's filmmaking process or his psyche.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 10, 2013
Hitchcock is both polished and crude, its accurate research not matched by original insight.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 8, 2013
Here's a film fact you should tell your friends: Alfred Hitchcock was given his first directing job by... a Brummie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
February 8, 2013
"A nice, clean, nasty piece of work" is how Hopkins' stand-in describes the superior film within the film. Gervasi's movie is just nice and clean and that's not nearly Hitchcockian enough for a film that carries the name.
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