Hitchcock

2012

Biography / Comedy / Drama / Romance

199
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 62%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 67,794

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Helen Mirren as Sofya
Jessica Biel as Larita Whittaker
Scarlett Johansson as Pursy Will
Toni Collette as Mandy Slade
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701.03 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
98 min
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1.51 GB
1920×1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
98 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10 / 10

An exercise in feminist revisionism

While I enjoy watching historical biopics, I don't like the ones that mess with the facts, especially when the subject matter is a favourite of mine. Hitchcock has long been a favourite director, so I awaited with interest this film which depicts him as he devises and shoots the legendary PSYCHO. Unfortunately, what Hollywood ultimately delivers is nothing more than an exercise in feminist revisionism, and that's all down to Helen Mirren who play Hitch's wife. Apparently, Mirren refused the role at first as it lacked 'meat' and 'importance'; thus, a number of spurious - and ludicrous - angles were added to the movie to better accommodate her. According to this film, Hitch's wife directed part of the movie, inspired her husband, and came up with the best ideas, all of which is complete nonsense of course and a bit of an insult to the great director himself. Aside from that, the film isn't bad, so it's a pity that the huge flaws stopped me from enjoying it (it's more fantasy than realist). Anthony Hopkins is a nice fit for Hitchcock, but I found his prosthetics to be too distracting and unrealistic (and, after all, there's only one Hitch). The supporting cast is better, with Scarlett Johansson (as Janet Leigh), Michael Wincott (as Ed Gein), Kurtwood Smith (as a censor) and Michael Stuhlbarg (as an executive) really standing out.

Reviewed by braddugg 7 / 10 / 10

A narrowed down film, myopic and predictable.

A narrowed down film, myopic and predictable. It is a film that deals with how Alfred Hitchcock made the thriller called 'Psycho'. It is good nonetheless but never becomes great. Are there any moments of greatness at least? Absolutely not. It comes across as a fictionalized documentary more than a fascinating drama. Having said that, the performance by Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock is worth appreciating. Other performances are good enough too. What failed me was the script that kept many things obvious. There was no guile, secrecy or a metaphor in any of the scenes. The screenplay followed a well-documented path. Yes, for few instances it gets into the psyche of Hitchcock and tries to interpret some actions but they come very much late in the film. Overall, I must say the viewing of this film was daunting more than being insightful for me. The actual interviews of Hitchcock himself are more interesting than this film. It's a 2/5 for showing few days of an illustrious career and personality.

Reviewed by bettycjung 7 / 10 / 10

Johansson nails the shower scene!

1/12/18. A nicely done biopic about Hitchcock and his relationship with his wife, a loyal collaborator through thick and thin. The movie basically concentrated on Hitchcock's attempt to stay solvent why staying true to his craft in his development of the movie Psycho from the book. Hopkins was amazing as Hitchcock and got his diction down pat, Mirren was a wonderful Mrs. Hitchcock. Supporting cast was fantastic. Kudos to Johansson who nailed the shower scene perfectly. Worth catching!

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