MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 176 this week

Hitchcock (2012)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 50,800 users   Metascore: 55/100
Reviews: 203 user | 386 critic | 40 from Metacritic.com

A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Hitchcock" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hitchcock (2012)

Hitchcock (2012) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hitchcock.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Whitfield Cook
...
...
...
...
...
...
Barney Balaban
...
Geoffrey Shurlock
...
Joseph Stefano
...
Hilton Green
...
...
Saul Bass
Edit

Storyline

In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Behind every Psycho is a great woman. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$287,715 (USA) (21 November 2012)

Gross:

$6,002,708 (USA) (8 March 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Coincidentally, in this film Helen Mirren portrays the wife of a famous film director when, in reality, she's married to a famous film director, namely, Taylor Hackford. See more »

Goofs

In the on-set scene in which Arbogast (Martin Balsam in the original Psycho) is about to be stabbed, Anthony Perkins' character is seen sitting nearby in drag as Norman-as-Mrs.-Bates. In reality, Anthony Perkins was not even on set this day (Alfred Hitchcock used a female "little person" as a double so audiences wouldn't be tipped off to the murderer's true identity by Perkins' height.) In fact, the only time Perkins actually appeared onscreen as Mrs. Bates was during the big-reveal climax in the fruit-cellar. Doubles and stand-ins were also used during the shower murder for reasons of convenience and deception. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry Gein: It's lucky it didn't reach the house.
Ed Gein: Yeah.
Henry Gein: You know, there's gonna be a lot more jobs at that factory in Milwaukee come June. I could put in a word.
Ed Gein: You can't leave us, Henry. She needs us both.
Henry Gein: Can you stop being a mama's boy for one second? I'm not trying to hurt you, but Jesus, you gotta live your own life sometime. That woman can take care of her own god...
[Ed hits Henry with a shovel]
Alfred Hitchcock: Good evening. Well, brother has been killing brother since Cain and Abel, yet even I didn't ...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a brief shot of Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock standing in profile in a large empty movie theatre. See more »

Connections

References Cinderfella (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss of Fire
Written by Lester Allen and Robert Hill
Performed by Georgia Gibbs
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprisrs
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
It keeps your interest, but not great cinema...
5 December 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The REAL Hitchcock buffs will be disappointed, in that this movie does not delve deeply into the mind of this brilliant, creative filmmaker. It deals with the superficialities of his existence, and not the big issues of, for example, what propelled his interest in the Wisconsin serial murderer Ed Gein? Was this interest tied to his pursuit of his 'blonde girls?' The dark side of his personality was shown through his hallucinatory 'relationship' to Mr. Gein--who pops up occasionally--and could be considered a clever device; I thought it a cop-out.

As another reviewer on this board wrote, the most enjoyable parts of the movie revolved around the casting, writing, filming and editing of "Psycho." Jessica Biel and Scarlet Johanssen were adequate, if not inspired; Helen Mirren was the movie's anchor, while Anthony Hopkins seemed to be trying too hard, and I was always conscious of him 'acting.'

BUT, as noted earlier, it moves along and is enjoyable. Just don't expect too much.


46 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Hitch watching cartoons on tv in colour in 1959? tonaluv
Why no mention of Pat Hitchcock? DiamondLove
Best Part: Anthony Perkins critic93
Best scene of the movie MoviesPlus
SJ as Janet leigh. joeymaley
Vera Miles robert-connor
Discuss Hitchcock (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?