Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/18/13
A biographical drama on The Master of Suspense. It focuses on legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the production and history of Psycho. Surely Hopkins did his research with Hitchcock's mannerisms and speech patterns while Mirren was very sincere. Having a copy of Psycho this reviewer knows most of the scenes based on the short documentary, but it was such a treat to find out more about the enigmatic director's personal life. In effect, the disclaimer and famous murder scene were done with justice. One funny line this rater recall was "Hope it's not going to be another Vertigo." which ironically becomes a classic after a few years and one of this critics favorites. Only set-backs were the make-up and lack of details with the directors films unlike Chaplin. This one would have not been effective without Alma's character. Hitchcock is an well made comical bio which touches on movie making, studio pressure and a suitable partner for life instead of a dream blonde actress.