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Vertigo Reviews

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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
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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.
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]
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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]
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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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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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
From a craft standpoint, Vertigo represents the director in peak form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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
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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.
Beth Accomando
March 13, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 26, 2015
The most complex film made by Alfred Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Rob Gonsalves
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
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+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
Everything is perfect in Vertigo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
February 13, 2001
James Stewart, on camera almost constantly, comes through with a startlingly fine performance as the lawyer-cop who suffers from acrophobia.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Vertigo is Hitchcock's stirring parable of love and death.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Jimmy Stewart never did finer work, and Hitchcock's masterpiece, though its meaning may be lost on many, reveals a man at his most obsessed.
| Original Score: 5/5
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