Oscar® Winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren* are spellbinding in this provocative story about the making of one of cinema’s most iconic films. Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won’t back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. Ultimately, Hitch wins Alma over, and the two collaborate to create an enduring masterpiece – Psycho. Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette and Jessica Biel, Hitchcock is “a knockout from start to finish” (Rex Reed, New York Observer).
*Hopkins: 1991, Actor, The Silence of the Lambs. Mirren: 2006, Actress, The Queen.
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An overly literal idea of the brilliant director, but an entertaining visit to the set of a horror classic.
Filmed with lots of style and a macabre sense of humor the master himself would have enjoyed.
It's tough work giving good face to an iconic role, yet Johansson manages to show Leigh as a thoughtful professional aware of the interpersonal booby-traps set by her director for his leading ladies.
It's not exactly a perfect marriage, but Hopkins and Mirren create a funny, exasperated chemistry.
Its ambitions are modest, its payoffs pleasant enough.
Hopkins makes a wonderful Hitchcock.
"Hitchcock" is, well, fun. More fun than good, really.