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Vertigo Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
November 5, 2007
Hitchcock was elsewhere an entertainer, often a great one, but Vertigo finds him working as an artist...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2006
Alfred Hitchcock at his most disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 3, 2006
A rich, resonant meditation of male romantic obsession ... Not only does Hitchcock demonstrate a total mastery of cinematic point-of-view, but he turns what might have been mere melodrama into film poetry. Perhaps his greatest film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Slow but totally compelling.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 11, 2005
Hitchcock's twisty, suspenseful tale is far more involving and memorable than most recent Hollywood thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
What can one say? Exquisitely controlled, framed, scored, acted, and edited. A peerless triumph.
| Original Score: 5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
Often imitated, never duplicated.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 28, 2003
Justifying Vertigo's poor initial performance, it is a film that requires distance, as well as the completion of Hitchcock's career. It is a moment of acknowledgment in the final, retrospective establishment of the director's frequent themes.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
This is one of the single most masterful pictures ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
January 27, 2002
What a perverse little gem this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2001
Pure Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 13, 2001
James Stewart, on camera almost constantly, comes through with a startlingly fine performance as the lawyer-cop who suffers from acrophobia.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 1, 2000
There! No more hints! Coming or not? What more's to say? Well, nothing, except that Vertigo is performed in the manner expected of all performers in Hitchcock films.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The lure of death, the power of the past, the guilty complicity of a clean-cut hero, the near-fetishistic use of symbol and color: these Hitchcock hallmarks are all mesmerizingly on view.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
From a craft standpoint, Vertigo represents the director in peak form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is about how Hitchcock used, feared and tried to control women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
One of the things that still amazes me about this movie is the way its study of obsession is so single-minded.

Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
With this masterfully conceived spine-tingler, Alfred Hitchcock once again affirms his standing as movieland's king of the suspense-drama
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Do yourself an aesthetic favor: Take the plunge.
Brian Gorman
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The film is a magnificent technical achievement.
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