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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.