Hitchcock is a biopic of the making of seminal horror movie, Psycho and the tale of the director Alfred Hitchcock.

Rather ironically for a film about the master of tension Hitchcock does not possess a lot of it, that however doesn’t make it bad.


The performances put in by Anthony Hopkins who was transformed into stubborn and obsessive director is a true feat. My disbelief was entirely suspended, thanks to the fantastic prosthetics and the great ability of Hopkins.


Helen Mirren who stars opposite him as his wife Alma, is also fantastic and it is her role and her on screen story I found kept my attention.

Aside from the great performances the film is littered with pleasing and amusing moments that ensure it is enjoyable and watchable.  The slick 60’s style of the film feels authentic and the support cast are good too.


The ambling storyline is quite a slow burner, reflecting the story behind the film but the pace picks up in the last half an hour and it really hits its stride.

Overall Hitchcock is an easy and enjoyable watch, but the performances are where it really finds its strength.

Hitchcock is out in cinemas now.

Vicky Hinault