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  • Hitchcock (2012)

Hitchcock

Release Date: November 23rd, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Following his great success with "North by Northwest," director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) makes a daring choice for his next project: an adaptation of Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho." When the studio refuses to back the picture, Hitchcock decides to pay for it himself in exchange for a percentage of the profits. His wife, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), has serious reservations about the film but supports him nonetheless. Still, the production strains the couple's marriage.

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Dame Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy

Director: Sacha Gervasi

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Dune, Montecito Picture Company, Fox Searchlight

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: 1960s , Underdog , 1950s , Gripping , Cheeky , Wife , Rise ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Hitchcock rings false from start to finish. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)