Monday 4 February 2013

Review: Hitchcock

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

Hitchcock Poster

Cert: 12A / 98 mins / Dir. Sacha Gervasi

Very pleasantly surprised by this. Hopkins is, for the most part, on good form balancing the light and dark sides of Hitchcock. As an audience, you're not persuaded to love or hate him, just be intrigued and observe. A great exercise in filmmaking.
The supporting cast and period detail all underscore this beautifully.

A quick refresher in Psycho a couple of days beforehand will enhance this film, but isn't essential.

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

*1 I should also point out what an excellently cut trailer that is. Pulling dialogue and imagery from different parts of the film, it tells you lots yet spoils nothing. Awesome.

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