The Girl


The Girl (2012)




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A look at the relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

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Sienna Miller
as Tippi Hedren
Toby Jones
as Alfred Hitchcock
Imelda Staunton
as Alma Hitchcock
Penelope Wilton
as Peggy Robertson
Candice D'Arcy
as Josephine Milton
Carl Beukes
as Jim Brown
Conrad Kemp
as Evan Hunter
Kate Tilley
as Rita Riggs
Leon Clingman
as Ray Berwick
Patrick Lyster
as Bob Boyle
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Critic Reviews for The Girl

All Critics (3)

Hitchcock biopic reveals dark side of acclaimed director.

Apr 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hitchcock fans have vigorously disputed the film's version of events (scripted by Gwyneth Hughes and sanctioned by the now-82-year-old Hedren herself), but on screen it makes for gripping viewing.

Jan 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Uses the perils of immigrating to this country without papers as a backdrop for a poor white American woman's bumpy path to enlightenment.

Dec 8, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Girl


Setting aside the intricacies of the actual events that took place, this film just isn't as well constructed as its contemporary "Hitchcock." Most of what I found wanting in this film were the performances from both Jones and Miller, who come off as stiff, unyielding caricatures of Hedren and Hitchcock. Besides that I just didn't find the plot to be very suspenseful. The relationship between these two iconic figures just didn't play well onscreen. It's unsettling and mostly creepy to watch Hitchcock stumble through his yearnings for Hedren. There's supposed to be some level of warmth and comradery to their relationship, since they stick together long enough to make "The Birds" but I didn't get that at all. There's very little point to making this film, as much of it is unsubstantiated, or so subtle that it's unwatchable. I don't believe I am completely biased, I just didn't enjoy watching a relationship that didn't seem obsessive, only abusive. If Hitchcock had been better portrayed, and all his obsessions really gone into, this would have been much more sinister and reflect what the filmmakers were going for.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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Good movie. True? I don't know. I have read some things stating that she may have made some, or most, of it up. Still a decent movie that I found very interesting, though. It makes complete sense to me that Alfred Hitchcock was a strange man. He had to be to develop the type of movies that he did...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Hitchcock is a better film but the Girl is worth checking out as well. Toby Jones makes a good Hitchcock even if he makes him seem strange and creepy. What I mostly like is the insight on the making of the Birds.

Jim Woehr
Jim Woehr

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