Movie review: ‘Hitchcock’ explores making of ‘Psycho’

“Hitchcock:” While it may be too fanciful and not definitive enough for purists, it’s undeniably pleasant and engaging and serves to remind us what great fun this maestro of the macabre had in scaring us.

Published: December 14, 2012

It’s called “Hitchcock,” but director Sasha Gervasi’s droll and surprisingly cheerful insider Hollywood biopic might just as well have been titled “Alma Reville.”

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2½ stars

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D’Arcy. (Some violent images, sexual content and thematic material)

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