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Vertigo Reviews

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August 6, 2020
[Its] meticulous realism both indicts and empathizes with Scottie's squeezed, linear policeman mentality at odds with other, more profound longings, which depend, in the final analysis, on a radical change in social circumstances.
June 2, 2020
God, this is such a weird film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 18, 2020
The storytelling isn't up to much. It drags and drags.
December 5, 2019
Hitchcock's finest film.
October 31, 2019
Even such a master-craftsman as director Alfred Hitchcock sometimes forgets that more than enough is too much, as he proves in this photogenic San Francisco suspense-mystery, which is still badly in need of the cutter's shears.
August 20, 2019
We can appreciate [Hitchcock's] films... and yet still acknowledge that their female characters were not created by a very well-adjusted, progressivethinking man.
June 24, 2019
The greatest of all time.
May 3, 2019
Audiences and critics in 1958 were not prepared to deal with the kind of twisted darkness Vertigo presents so clearly ... but hopefully we're all grown up now and able to deal with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 7, 2018
A film totally in thrall to the lure/peril of looking, and filmed almost entirely from the perspective or emotion of the subconscious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 21, 2018
It's doubtful that Vertigo can take equal rank with the best of the Hitchcock studies -- it has too many holes -- but it assays high in visual confectionary of place, person and celluloid wiles.
July 12, 2018
Combines in an almost unique balance Hitchcock's brash flair for psychological shocks with his elegant genius for dapper stylishness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 12, 2018
A dizzying cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
Top Critic
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.
January 30, 2018
At the risk of sounding slow-witted, I must complain that Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo was a little too difficult for me.
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]
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
April 26, 2015
The most complex film made by Alfred Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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