Summary: "Hitchcock" is semi-biographical tale of Alfred Hitchcock and his wife during the filming of "Psycho" that has a good mix of comedy and drama. The story is engaging, and the acting is Oscar caliber.
Excerpt: Hitchcock is a dramatized look into one period of Alfred Hitchcock’s private life, primarily concerning itself with the legendary director’s filming of Psycho . To hook modern audiences, Hitchcock uses the emotional and creative tension between Alfred and his beloved wife, Alma, to propel the plot...
Excerpt: The idea of a movie revolving around the making of Psycho is certainly an intriguing one, made better by the fantastic cast that was involved, with a wonderful looking Anthony Hopkins in the guise of the Master of Suspense.
Conclusion: Perhaps not the be-all-end-all meta-movie that fans of the Master of Suspense were hoping for, Hitchcock is nonetheless an enjoyable—if lightweight—drama about creative partnership, ambition, and proving the naysayers wrong.
Conclusion: While there is a ton of impressive work on display in 'Hitchcock', I found myself falling out of love with it over the course of the film's running time. My personal reactions aside, the movie looks and sounds terrific on Blu-ray. The special features are also detailed, though somewhat padded.
Excerpt: Of all the actors, directors, producers – heck anyone involved in the movie industry, there seems to be only a scant few that actually stand the test of time. If ever there was a man whose name was synonymous with Hollywood, it had to have been Alfred Hitchcock.
Excerpt: As well as being the most famous film director of all time, Alfred Hitchcock was also the most recognisable � from his many public appearances, his cameos in his own films and his role as presenter-host in his long-running 1950s and �60s TV series.
Excerpt: As one of the few genuine auteurs of the classic Hollywood era, Alfred Hitchcock is a director who you can really understand best in his movies. All you need to know about the man who made both To Catch A Thief and Vertigo is right there on the screen, with the innovative camera movement, the...