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Hitchcock (2012)



Critic Consensus: Though it suffers from tonal inconsistency and a lack of truly insightful retrospection, Hitchcock is elevated by inspired performances from its two distinguished leads.

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HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie Psycho.

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Anthony Hopkins
as Alfred Hitchcock
Helen Mirren
as Alma Reville
Scarlett Johansson
as Janet Leigh
Jessica Biel
as Vera Miles
James D'Arcy
as Anthony Perkins
Danny Huston
as Whitfield Cook
Toni Collette
as Peggy Robertson
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Lew Wasserman
Kurtwood Smith
as Geoffrey Shurlock
Richard Portnow
as Barney Balaban
Ralph Macchio
as Joe Stefano
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Critic Reviews for Hitchcock

All Critics (214) | Top Critics (50)

What Gervasi and his scriptwriter John McLaughlin bring to the table are banality and predictability, quintessentially non-Hitchcockian qualities.

February 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A disappointing excursion into movie history.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Unlike Hitchcock's work, it fades from memory almost immediately.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Anthony Hopkins dons the facial flab as Hitch, does the voice well enough and the portly-erect, pontifical stature better.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Give us more, you feel yourself groaning: if anyone can take it, it is an audience that has paid to see a film about Alfred Hitchcock.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Scatty, intriguing but slightly undercooked ...

February 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hitchcock

A voyeur peers through a hole in the wall at a woman preparing to shower, his breathing ragged, as he fantasizes about her life, her thoughts: ironically, comically, this work does just that to cinema's most honest voyeur, and fantasizes instead about his life while he was making Psycho. Fun, yah? Is any of it true? Maybe, maybe not, who cares? Like the master himself did before we are again THE VOYEUR, and get to vicariously relive peering through the hole in the wall, this time fantasizing about the guy who was fantasizing about us. That is fun. The cast, aware of the turnabout, the joke, revels in glee. How's yer ... yer breathing? Special mention: James D'Arcy's spot on Anthony Perkins, the decision to play Janet Leigh as a Doris Day ingenue (yoiks!), and best of all the loving mindfugging between Alfred and Alma (initials: AH!).

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Slight movie. Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Hitchcock. My husband is, and he really enjoyed this, so good one for a fan. Nicely filmed with good performances by cast.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Bearing no resemblance to the real Hitchcock, Hopkins seems like a caricature in a biopic that is only intriguing when it shows the production of Psycho but never when it focuses on his personal life - where marital conflicts and an imaginary Ed Gein are sadly contrived.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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