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Rated PG-13 · 98 minutes · 2012

Biography, Historical drama
Although it is being pushed as heady Oscar fare, Hitchcock is a little too bizarre and too goofy to find itself seriously in the running for Best Picture. I’m not complaining; I am a fan of bizarre, goofy movies. As this film explores the making of Psycho—Alfred Hitchcock’s biggest risk as a filmmaker—Hitchcock takes a few enjoyable diversions. It contains a blast of a performance from Anthony Hopkins as Hitch, with Helen Mirren perhaps outpacing him as Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville. The film has a surface sheen to it, seemingly placing more of an emphasis on Alma’s possible love affair with a fellow writer (Danny Huston) than on the making of Psycho. Still, when it’s dealing with Psycho and the mechanics of making a movie, Hitchcock is a lot of fun.


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Official Site: www.foxsearchlight.com/hitchcock
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Producer: Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Tom Thayer, Alan Barnette, Ali Bell and Richard Middleton
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy, Michael Wincott, Kurtwood Smith, Richard Portnow, Wallace Langham, Ralph Macchio and Judith Hoag

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The Coast Halifax Hitchcock Mirren rules, as usual by Molly Segal 12/13/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Behind the screams: Hitchcock It's another defanged Hollywood history done in the biopic-snapshot style. by Jonathan Kiefer 12/12/2012
Portland Mercury Murder by Numbers Hitchcock congratulates you for liking Alfred Hitchcock. by Ned Lannamann 12/05/2012
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Style Weekly Movie Review: "Hitchcock" This movie is really about the making of "Psycho," but that might be a MacGuffin. by Wayne Melton 12/11/2012
Boise Weekly Good Eee-ven-ing Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren by George Prentice 12/12/2012
Creative Loafing Charlotte Hitchcock: Dial M for Misfire Rating: *1/2 by Matt Brunson 12/07/2012
East Bay Express Hitchcock Mr. Peepers. by Kelly Vance 11/28/2012
Indy Week Hitchcock is a travesty Sacha Gervasi's facile, by-the-numbers film shouldn't be called Hitchcock; it should be called Somebody Else Who Is Reminiscent of Hitchcock. by David Fellerath 12/12/2012
Memphis Flyer Hitchcock A glimpse at the making of Psycho tells Hitchcock’s story but can’t replicate his style. by Chris Herrington 12/13/2012

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