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Vertigo Reviews

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June 9, 2018
Hitchcock's film is distinctive, above all else, because it is the only one in his long catalogue without a scornful mask separating the obsessions from the vulnerabilities, and into the frames he pours the living essence of his timeless panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 21, 2018
The tempo may be generally very slow, but it is not monotonous; the camera work may be unostentatious but it is quietly, calmly efficient in establishing character, atmosphere, and uncertainty.
May 9, 2016
Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" is an artistic triumph for the master of mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 1, 2016
The best film in the history of cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
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]
April 26, 2015
The most complex film made by Alfred Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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.
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
June 1, 2011
Hitchcock's most tender story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
January 2, 2011
Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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+
January 8, 2010
Technically well made, but there are a plethora of more entertaining Hitchcock films available.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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...
August 8, 2009
a disturbing and darkly revealing psychological thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
April 20, 2009
One of the landmarks -- not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art.
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
August 18, 2008
Why is this movie Hitchcock's masterpiece? Because no movie plunges us more deeply into the dizzying heart of erotic obsession.
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
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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