Hitchcock Reviews

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February 7, 2013
Gervasi misses a fine opportunity, wasting the acting talent he has assembled with a disappointingly ordinary film about an extraordinary man making one of cinema's most exceptional movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Hannah McGill
The List
January 15, 2013
This is Hitchcock for a tabloid audience: simplistic, judgemental, smug and pat. Rewatch the actual films instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2013
Hitchcock once said "Drama is life with the dull parts left out", ironic then that this Hitchcock movie is a stuffy succession of extremely dull scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
January 15, 2013
One big marriage counseling session set within the walls of the making of Psycho
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
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
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
March 17, 2013
A half-hearted, clunky stab at psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
November 22, 2012
A True Hollywood Story so cheeky and thin it makes My Week with Marilyn seem substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 7, 2013
This sentimental, lightweight biopic is more concerned with the childish passive-aggressiveness of Hitchcock's marriage than the inner-workings of his artistic mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
The movie hits the beats, but lacks depth.
David Sexton
This is London
February 8, 2013
What Gervasi and his scriptwriter John McLaughlin bring to the table are banality and predictability, quintessentially non-Hitchcockian qualities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies
February 7, 2013
Unlike Hitchcock's work, it fades from memory almost immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
January 9, 2013
Many will leave the theatre with a smile on their face but in my eyes, Hitchcock focuses on the wrong characters and tries too hard to please.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 13, 2012
Less of the domestic squabbling could have made Hitchcock a movie worthy of its namesake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
January 6, 2013
Disappointingly flat. Hitchcock the man feels best left where he himself enjoyed being most: behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 27, 2013
... a slight, forgettable movie. Sometimes that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Top Critic
November 22, 2012
Trying to carve out a space between black comedy and straight evocation of a difficult but rewarding marriage, the movie never settles on a tone.
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 22, 2012
"Hitchcock" rings false from start to finish.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
November 15, 2012
If you've ever seen Psycho, or even if you know anything at all about the film, Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock would like to congratulate you on your savvy.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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