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Reviews: Hitchcock (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Semplicistico, piatto, senz’anima, non ha nulla della geniale inventiva del maestro inglese, ma sembra il remake venuto male di uno dei tanti episodi della famosa serie televisiva della NBC
  • [New – 7/25] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Despite its protests to the contrary Hitchcock barely touches on the actual making of Psycho.
  • Jason Bellamy @ The Cooler
    • Excerpt: It’s a biopic. It’s bland. No surprise.
  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: Hitchcock is entertaining enough, but it’s all too easy to see a much better film coming from this cast and footage.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: The Hopkins fanboys are going to be much happier with the movie than just about anyone else, because frankly, there’s not much besides that to go on.
  • Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: Fascinating portrait of the marriage and creative partnership of Alfred Hitchcock and his talented wife Alma Reville.
  • Enrique Buchichio @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Una extraña mezcla entre comedia cinéfila, homenaje picaresco, e historia de amor que reivindica la figura de Alma Reville (esposa de Hitchcock durante más de 50 años) como gran colaboradora del maestro. Hitchcock merecía otra película.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Sure, the ins and outs of “Psycho” behind the scenes is interesting for film fans (although I imagine a certain degree of creative license is employed). But beyond the initial “gee whiz” factor, the story itself plays a bit soft.
  • Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Aunque confusa en sus objetivos, Hitchcock logra divertir a su público gracias a un par de buenas actuaciones
  • Bill Clark @
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …may not be a weighty take on its subject, but the script is full of well-earned laughs, including one of the best closing lines of the year.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Anyone interested in getting a sense of why Hitchcock was such a great film-maker should just watch Psycho, which has far more to say about the man who made it than the film which bears his name ever could.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: …why even bother aping the Master if you’re only going to go as far as mimicking his cut-rate TV show?
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: It’s no mean feat to make one of the most famous movie directors in history somehow seem like an underdog, but “Hitchcock” pulls of this bit of dramatic sleight of hand successfully. Part of the credit goes to Hopkins’ insightful performance, which comes through with subtle nuance despite the heavy makeup.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [T]he film really finds its stride as an examination of passionate people fighting tooth-and-nail for their artistic satisfaction.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
    • Excerpt: You’d think that any movie that involves the late great Alfred Hitchcock would be riveting, spectacular and painstakingly suspenseful to watch.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Expect well-deserved Oscar nominations for Hopkins and Mirren.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • [New – 7/25] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: If you’re a fan of Hitchcock and his work, Hitchcock the film won’t give you much insight into the portly impressario’s mindset or capabilities.
  • Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
    • Excerpt: This slight biopic isn’t as good as any of the master’s films, but it’s worth seeing for the performances by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Mainstream telling of the making of “Psycho” is missing part of the story
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock understands both the myth and the reality of the man, fusing them playfully in a style reminiscent of Hitch’s darkly comic aloofness, but firmly set in the context of behind-the-scenes humanity.
  • Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
    • Excerpt: We all go a little mad sometimes. If we’re lucky, we have someone strong and loving there to helps us through the madness.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: A nice stab at the master.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: An especially disappointing film that doesn’t do justice to the titular director or his films (particularly Psycho, which the film half-heartedly chronicles the making of), Hitchcock is nevertheless a decent-enough recreation of the era that is likely to satisfy non-ardent fans of the filmmaker.
  • James Plath @ Family Home Theater
    • Excerpt: Hopkins captures the TV Hitchcock perfectly, even down to the cadences and dramatic pauses that the director used for effect.
  • Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Sure, this is a movie that normally would stink of overripe Oscar chum, but it’s far from the self-serious efforts one normally expects from similar productions. “Hitchcock” is neither stuffy nor vain.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: There are lapses in judgment, lapses in timing, lapses in artistry that keep reminding us that great moviemaking isn’t as simple as it looks. Alfred Hitchcock knew that.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: He was truly a master and genius of cinema, grounded – as this film is – by his relationship to his wife.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • Cole Smithey @
    • Excerpt: “Hitchcock” falls prey to its unfocused narrative intentions.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
    • Excerpt: An engaging tribute…especially worthwhile in that in brings Reville to the foreground.
  • Jean-François Vandeuren @
  • Ron Wilkinson @
    • Excerpt: More thoroughly enjoyable performances than would fit into the Oscar slate. Sacha Gervasi smacks it over the fence.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 11:14 am

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