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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hopkins and Mirren are acting pros in stellar form. There's no way you want to miss the pleasure of their company in a movie that offers a sparkling and unexpectedly poignant look at how to sustain a career and a marriage. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Hitchcock isn't ambitious or complicated. It's simple, does what it sets out to do, and gets out before anyone even thinks about checking the time. More movies should be made in its image. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the film is titled Hitchcock and ostensibly centers on the legendary director, we get a better sense of the women around him than the enigmatic filmmaker. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Hitchcock rings false from start to finish. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Jessica Biel is Vera Miles, the star who had the nerve to get pregnant when Hitchcock wanted her for "Vertigo." He feels betrayed, and she feels relieved, consigned to a supporting role in Psycho as Marion's sister. And Toni Collette, in glasses and a dark wig, is Hitchcock's long-suffering secretary, Peggy. Both Biel and Collette are very good, engaging. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Despite its definitive title, you won't actually learn much about Alfred Hitchcock from Sacha Gervasi's briskly superficial biopic. But you'll enjoy the experience anyway. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    This narrative directing debut by Sacha Gervasi remains absorbing and aptly droll despite a few dramatic ups and downs and, led by large performances by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. show more

  • 60
    Ella Taylor NPR

    The film never coheres. Trying to carve out a space between black comedy and straight evocation of a difficult but rewarding marriage, the movie never settles on a tone. show more

  • 100
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    This is one of the best movies of 2012. With rich performances, a riveting and articulate screenplay, meticulous direction and enough grounded emotional intensity to keep your pulse pounding, Hitchcock grabs you by the lapels like a suspense classic by Hitch himself - a knockout from start to finish. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Hitchcock tells the story not so much as the making of the film, but as the behind-the-scenes relationship of Alma and Hitch. This is a disappointment, since I imagine most movie fans will expect more info about the film's production history. show more

  • December 29, 2012 David
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    I enjoyed the movie. Not a great movie, but good. It showed a lot of insight into the relationship of Hitch and Alma. As with any movie, I\'m not sure how accurate it was historically, but it was a good story. And Helen Mirren still looks good in a bra and half-slip, straightening her stockings.

  • December 25, 2012 lorettas149
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    Great acting.

  • December 15, 2012 Pete
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    Terrific from the begining to the end. Hopkins genius prevails!

  • December 15, 2012 dv00000000133720
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    I have rad the reviews and I do not agree. I saw the movie yesterday, and it kept me riveted for its length.

  • December 09, 2012 drjudy1580
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    I would grade the film a B. I was disappointed. Both Hopkins and Mirren have better performances. (I generally go see any film they act in.) I remember the Alfred Hitchcock TV show and to me Hopkins is a pale immitation. JY

  • December 07, 2012 cpilotjuly
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    AH The Goods When Movies Were Movies and There Were Movie Stars, Kiss it godd by...........

  • December 07, 2012 e2dd
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    Found this movie quite boring, thought there would be more reference to all Hitchcock films, but it is a report of the struggle just to make the movie Psycho. Hopkins act ************ was mediocre and Helen Mirren was well, just o.k, the casting of Johansen as Janet Leigh was a mistake, they should have switched that role to Toni Collett a closer resemblance. Last scene/line is the funniest, otherwise blah, wait till it hits Netflix.

  • December 03, 2012 rongnan1
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    A good, solid film. Hopkins is quite sharp ********, and I believe he must have put on much weight for this role. A few caveats, though. Janet Leigh was not all that curvy, she was more cute. Johansson does a good job, but she plays her too sexily. And Alma was a help to Hitch but she didn\'t play such a strong, overbearing role. And where *************\'s daughter in this film? Also, Tony Perkins was not quite so flamboyantly gay and the scene where he\'s interviewing for the job is just silly. Likewise, the Ed Gein/Hitchcock scenes are stupid. as for the ****************** used to just re-send the original film, complaining that they made him make changes that ruined the film. They accepted the original (thinking it had changes) the second time around. All these issues keep it from being a 5-star fim, however it rates 4 stars as one of the best films in an extremely weak year.

  • November 28, 2012 giuliophoto
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    I saw Hitchcock yesterday, really don\'t understand the one star from bkb56, apparently he didn\'t even see the movie yet ... really enjoyed the movie, one of the best movie I saw this year and a true hommage to one of the greatest director of all time. Mr. Hitchcock himself would have been pleased for sure.

  • November 28, 2012 vw00000000132825
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    Total entertainment...

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