Hitchcock Movie Reviews

Hitchcock

Hitchcock

Release Date: Nov 23, 2012

Genre: Drama

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 4
    This movie did not deserve the terrible reviews that it received. The story is about MRS Hitchc***...It is about how the name Hitchc*** was about TWO people. It is a beautiful, heartbreaking movie. and while it doesn't have the trash details that the HBO movie had. It is interesting and engaging BECAUSE it leaves all of that sordid mess out of the story. BRAVO to Helen Mirren who pulls of a complex character and getting to the core of the matter. To see her performance is reason enough to see this film.
  • 3
    The film was alright, I expected a bit more but I can not say that it was bad but I also can not say that it was good, I guess mediocre is the word I would use to describe this film. I wish the film spent more time on the set of Psycho instead of focusing on incidental matters. I do have to say that the film was made with a lot of style and I enjoyed the humor in the film. I thought that Johansson did a good job as Leigh and Hopkins was a believable Hitchc***, however those are some hard shoes to fill and from time to time I had a hard time believing the character. Overall, the film was interesting but not worth seeing in the theaters.
  • 4
    This is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchc*** and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of the film Psycho. I thought the film was pretty good and I enjoyed watching it, but I am not sure if it is worth seeing on the big screen. The movie was very stylish and had a good sense of humor but it was way too literal for my taste. I did think that the film lacked some weight, it was mostly cute and comfortable and it was just not enough for me. I thought that the actors did a good job, I liked Hopkins as Hitchc*** and Johansson did a great job as Leigh. Overall, it is a film that will be better off enjoyed at the comfort of your home.
  • 3
    This is is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchc*** and his wife and partner Alma Reville. I thought this film was pretty good but I do not think it is worth seeing in the theaters, you will be better off renting it and watching it at the comfort of your home. Do not expect to learn much about Hitchc*** from this film but it does not mean that you will not enjoy the experience, the film is definitely fun to watch. I think the main problem of this film is that it could not settle on a tone, it was kind of all over the place. The film is not very ambitious and it is small scale, however the cast is amazing and Mirren as well as Gervasi steal the show. Overall, the film was alright but it is not worth the price of the movie ticket.
  • 5
    For movie loving nerds like yours truly, this is as good as it gets. Hitchc*** is a GOD to most movie buffs and his mark on cinema can never be underestimated. He was just boss in every movie he directed, though he kind of went off the deep end toward the end of his career (hey, it happens). This movie isn't the best biopic I've ever seen, but it's the only one that mainstream Hollywood has made for one its greatest directors so it will have to do for the meantime. Anthony Hopkins plays Hitchc*** and he really nails the part, hitting the right note with the voice and the mannerisms and making him something of a lovable kook. Helen Mirren is also superb in her part as his wife and she was also largely responsible for his success, something many people fail to understand. The rest of the cast, which includes Toni Colette, Scarlett Johannson, and Jessica Biel, add the requisite star power. It's a definite must see for the holiday movie season.
  • 4
    Knowing that two of my favorite actresses - Scarlett Johannson and Jessica Biel - were in this movie had me super excited to see it. Little did I know that they had the smallest parts in the whole thing! Oh well, it's not a bad thing because the truth is that the rest of the cast more than makes up for their lack of screen time. There is so much I didn't know about Alfred Hitchc*** the man which this movie kind of intimates, even if it doesn't say these things outright. I think it's interesting how the movie is more focused on the man than on the movies he made, though in the end it's apparent that it's impossible to separate the two: Hitchc*** was his movies and his movies were him; they expressed a dark part of his being that anyone who met him wouldn't think existed. He was sweet and congenial and affable, but his movies were dark, disturbed, and often creepy. Definitely an illuminating experience.
  • 5
    Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of Alfred Hitchc***'s movies. I just think they're either super gory or plain bizarre and I don't get what's so amazing about them. Yes, they're good and entertaining, but so are a lot of other movies. I don't care that much for Psycho and I think The Birds is overrated. North by Northwest is probably the best of the lot, in my honest opinion. But then I also have to wonder if anyone really knew Hitchc*** because this movie kind of looks at him from a distance. It doesn't get too close, but that's better I think because it doesn't make any grandiose attempts to psychoanalyze him. It's surprisingly sweet in moments, especially when we see Hitchc*** interacting with his wife played by Helen Mirren. It's a total treat to see Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren on screen together, their chemistry is superb. I wish the movie was longer.
  • 3
    Hmmmm....definitely not what I was expecting. Maybe it's because I just saw Lincoln and was blown away by that movie that I was expecting more from a movie about one of Hollywood's greatest directors. After all, the medium is paying homage to one of its own, right? And then the casting seemed to suggest that it would be a home run all the way out of the park...Anthony Hopkins, Toni Colette, Scarlett Johannson, and Helen Mirren (the Queen of All Things)... even though they're all great in their parts (especially Mirren and Hopkins) there's something missing in this movie. It's just not as weighty as it should be...it's pretty shallow and superficial, unfortunately. I wanted to know more about the creative force that lived within his mind. He was a gifted filmmaker but the movie just makes us think that he was confused and that confusion was what let him be as great as he was. It's a muddled movie, and confused in what it's trying to say.
  • 5
    I always thought that the lady who played the lead in Psycho was super hot - like smokin'! Then I found out she was Jamie Lee Curtis's mom, which was kind of weird, but whatever. The best reason to see Hitchc*** is because the drop dead gorgeous and stunning hottie Scarlett Johannson gets to play the actress in Psycho in this dramatized version of what it was like to shoot the movie. One thing I didn't know was how Hitchc*** had a tendency to abuse his actresses, even the legendary ones who were megastars in their own right. Anthony Hopkins is super as the lead and Helen Mirren is pretty rockin' too as his wife (she really tells him off good) but the main reason to see this is for Scarelett. She looks amazing in the whole movie and makes all the other actors look like her hand maidens. She's a classic beauty and I can't get enough of her!
  • 4
    Oh, what’s a dried-up genius facing the greatest block of his innate creativity and genius to do? Go straight for the jugular: literally.

    This is the basic point of the charming yet somehow ineffectual new movie Hitchc*** starring Anthony Hopkins as renowned Hollywood director and cinematic auteur Alfred Hitchc***. The movie begins with the man sitting despondently in the shadow of the success of his last picture, North by Northwest, which many a film student has had to watch, study, and decipher before they were ever allowed to shoot or write anything. Hitchc*** is unnerved by what he should do next. Is such a success repeatable? Is it better to veer off in an entirely different direction? Or perhaps he should hang up his megaphone and be done with the silly business of show altogether?

    No, he decides: there is more to be done. And what is to be made is the filmed version of his latest pet reading project, Psycho. Everyone knows what happens after this point, but the film centers itself not on the success of Psycho and how it redefined the horror genre, but on the making of the movie and how it was basically an exercise in doubt, self-flagellation, and the art of dousing all-consuming metaphorical fires. Film-making is an ugly, tedious, and unforgiving business; its only rewards are not to be found in receipts at the box office, but in the delusional minds of filmmakers who hate the craft but love the final product. Hitchc*** was one such man.

    As played by Anthony Hopkins, he is a giant marvel of a man, though oddly the story never really scrapes beneath the surface. Yes, he’s odd and witty and full of dark purpose (and he plays magnificently opposite co-star Helen Mirren who plays his wife and partner Alma Reville ), but we never get to really see why he’s so utterly dark on the inside for such a seemingly cheery and affable man. Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh surprisingly well, but it’s Toni Colette who steals the show as Peggy (how could she not? She’s Toni Colette!) In the end, this is more fantasy than reality, and you wish it had been weightier instead of so fanciful. Still, it ‘s a movie that more than the average cinephile or Hitchc*** enthusiast will enjoy.

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