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91
The best part is getting to hear both men talk about their art in exhaustive, almost fetishistic detail. If you're a classic movie buff, this is a must-see.
90
The New York Times
Curating a selection of the original interview recordings (whose sound quality is damn near pristine), Mr. Jones fashions an unfaltering encomium that's entirely free of the highfalutin monologues that might deter noncinephiles.
80
A fascinating film.
80
While the interview-driven documentary may not adhere to Hitchcock's cinematic ideal, it welcomes one and all into the medium's embrace.
80
Kent Jones's documentary take on François Truffaut's exhaustive career-survey 1966 interview with Alfred Hitchcock is an arresting précis, sharply edited and generous with its film clips - it's a smashing supplement to Truffaut's classic study.
75
Hitchcock is essential; Truffaut is essential; the book is essential; Kent Jones' Hitchcock/Truffaut is not quite so, but it's a very enjoyable appendix.
70
Hitchcock/Truffaut is a resourceful, illuminating and very welcome documentation both of filmmaking and the making of film history.
70
Hitchcock Truffaut is of undeniable appeal to those with even a passing interest in the history of cinema. There's nothing rarified about the air the project breathes, either - this features passionate people who have made their own iconic cinema talking about two giants of our film age with an enthusiasm which is infectious.
63
A buoyant tribute, even if the pedigree of the project implies something more paradigm-shifting.
60
Whatever you take from Hitchcock/Truffaut one thing is for sure: you'll be reaching for a copy of the book and a box set of thrillers at your earliest convenience.

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