• Psycho (1998)

Psycho

Release Date: December 4th, 1998

DVD Release Date: June 8th, 1999

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Hoping for a fresh start with her broke boyfriend, Marion (Anne Heche) steals a huge sum from her boss and skips town, eventually stopping at a remote motel. There, she's served by the intensely awkward yet docile Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn), whom she often hears arguing with his domineering mother. But later that night, Marion is brutally slain, and Norman finds and hides the body. When a detective and Marion's sister visit the motel to investigate, they uncover shocking truths.

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy, Robert Forster, Philip Baker Hall, Anne Haney

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: Mystery, Mother, Sister, Transformation, Office, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Examiner

    William H. Macy is fine as the detective Arbogast, wearing a hat he could have borrowed from Martin Balsam in the original role. show more

  • 63
    New York Daily News

    Cold, dull, lifeless. [5 December 1998, p.3]

  • 75
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Norman Bates is alive and well, and just a tad kinkier than you remember him. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Rear Window
Rear Window

Jason Kemp (Christopher Reeve) is a quadriplegic who passes the time spying on his neighbors from his window. By chance he catches one of them, Julian Thorpe (Ritchie Coster), beating his wife and rep...

Stream Online
Raising Cain
Raising Cain

A highly regarded child psychologist, Dr. Carter Nix (John Lithgow) has shown signs of being unstable, but he completely snaps when he discovers that his wife, Jenny (Lolita Davidovich), is having an...

Stream Online
Buddy Boy
Buddy Boy

Francis (Aidan Gillen), a dedicated Catholic, questions his faith when caring for his abusive, drunkard mother, Sal (Susan Tyrrell), begins taking a toll on his psyche. He also becomes somewhat obsess...

Stream Online