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Vertigo Reviews

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Wanda Hale
New York Daily News
May 9, 2016
Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" is an artistic triumph for the master of mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ernesto Diezmartinez
Cine Vértigo
April 1, 2016
The best film in the history of cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
Carlos Bonfil
La Jornada
March 31, 2016
In Vertigo, Hitchcock completely transcends barriers of generic making the film into something enigmatic and impossible to classify. [Full review in Spanish]
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 21, 2015
Vertigo ultimately comes off as a fairly disastrous misfire that's almost entirely devoid of engrossing, attention-grabbing elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 26, 2015
The most complex film made by Alfred Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
March 15, 2015
It's as much a wonder of suspense as it is a catalogue of the director's themes and an allegory for his own art of enticement-and for the erotic pitfalls of his métier.
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
June 1, 2011
Hitchcock's rich and strange fable of love lost, and lost again, makes the case for him as a grand experimental artist who labored in genre cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 1, 2011
Hitchcock's most tender story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
April 24, 2011
A haunting meditation on sexual politics, romantic love, and obsession, Vertigo is one of the greatest surreal movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
May 2, 2010
"Vertigo" is Alfred Hitchcock's beautifully stylized psychological thriller about a man in love with a fetishized romantic fantasy invented by another man.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 8, 2010
Technically well made, but there are a plethora of more entertaining Hitchcock films available.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Nelson
August 24, 2009
Vertigo is a kind of consummate illusion--tantalizing for being so often out of reach (DVDs don't match the reel deal), fulfilling only for bringing us as close as possible to Hitchcock's head and heart in Frisco circa '58. Or...
Dan Jardine
August 8, 2009
a disturbing and darkly revealing psychological thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
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TIME Magazine
April 20, 2009
The old master, now a slave to television, has turned out another Hitchcock-and-bull story in which the mystery is not so much who done it as who cares.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 20, 2009
One of the landmarks -- not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 11, 2008
After it, Psycho and the rest of the '60s are only a bitter précis of this thesis of sexual disassociation and identity politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Ansen
August 18, 2008
Why is this movie Hitchcock's masterpiece? Because no movie plunges us more deeply into the dizzying heart of erotic obsession.
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
August 2, 2008
The "Vertigo" shot created for this film was so powerful and unique that everytime I see it used today, I get teary eyed.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Shawn Levy
May 30, 2008
Vertigo is an acknowledged masterpiece, one of those narrative films in which a bracing and unpredictable story has been distilled into a form that is at once classic and inventive.
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