• Paul Blakeley

    ★★★★ Watched by Paul Blakeley 04 Mar, 2015

    I've only seen Psycho once before, but certain shots were etched on my brain - for good & bad reasons, but when invited to go see Psycho in a theatre with a live orchestra doing the score I thought "why not".

    I can see why the film is so highly regarded, and it's intrigue and characterisation is still interesting today - Norman Bates makes for an entertaining movie villain, even if it's somewhat unbelievable that the local cops don't instantly twig…

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  • Joyce Heinen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joyce Heinen 03 Mar, 2015

    I don’t think there is a more legendary scene then the shower scene with Janet Leigh in “Psycho”. This scene has been imitated and parodied many times. Leigh died in 2004 and had many impressive roles. But Leigh will always be remembered as that screaming woman in the shower, with nervous violins playing in the background.

    And Norman Bates, a role by Anthony Perkins, also became one of the most legendary psychopaths in movie history. He got stuck in that…

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  • ganapathiraman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by ganapathiraman 02 Mar, 2015

    Marion Crane: Wouldn't it be better if you put her... some place...?
    Norman Bates: People always call a madhouse "someplace", don't they? "Put her in someplace!"
    Marion Crane: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to sound so uncaring.
    Norman Bates: What do you know about caring? Have you ever seen the inside of one of those places? The laughing, and the tears, and those cruel eyes studying you? My mother THERE?

    I think this is my 10th rewatch of this movie....…

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  • cfi

    ★★★★★ Watched by cfi 28 Feb, 2015

    i'll openly admit my watching and knowledge of films before the 80's isn't great so i'm trying to rectify that.

    but why haven't i done this sooner.

    "it's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. she just goes a little mad sometimes. we all go a little mad sometimes. haven't you ?"

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  • Jonathan L.

    ★★★ Added by Jonathan L.

    Though was was scary in 1960 isn't so much today, this classic horror film is suspenseful nonetheless.

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  • Karen Morris - Kola

    ★★★★½ Added by Karen Morris - Kola

    A secretary steals from her employer, goes on the run and meets her fate at a remote motel.

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  • Nathan Anderson

    ★★★★ Watched by Nathan Anderson 23 Feb, 2015

    After rewatching Psycho, I have to say that I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I had in the past. While not my favorite, I can definitely appreciate how ahead of the curve Psycho really was.

    That being said, one opinion I still retain from my earlier viewings is that I think the ending with the Psychiatrist is unnecessary, as the man just kind of regurgitates what is already known at that point in the film.

    So, in short,…

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  • ogarcia0117

    Added by ogarcia0117

    For it's time, this film was pretty good.

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  • Neal Anderson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Neal Anderson 23 Feb, 2015

    I think there's one thing preventing Psycho form being truly great, and its the horrendous amount of needless exposition tacked onto the ending by the psychiatrist. If it weren't for that, I can't see any glaring flaws with this film.

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  • Logan B. Anderson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Logan B. Anderson 17 Feb, 2015

    Patrons of Letterboxd, I am going to ask a question to you all: I have seen hundreds of movies, have seen years and years of obvious references to Psycho and the musical sting of the shower scene and the big spoiler which I won't reveal here has been alluded to via cultural osmosis. How is it that I watched this movie for my first time, and was completely enthralled, disturbed and amazed by something that is over 40 years my…

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  • The Movie King

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by The Movie King 21 Feb, 2015 8

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    To Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, Master of Suspense,

    I am completely speechless right now! How do you do it? How were you able to take the ridiculous censorships of the Hay's Code and figure out ways to bend them? First, you bended the whole 3-second kissing rule into a notorious romantic escapade in your intriguing film Notorious, then you took a taboo subject as peeping toms and made one of the most entertaining films of the 1950's, and then... well, you…

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  • Michael Williams

    ★★★★ Watched by Michael Williams 22 Feb, 2015

    Popular culture had ruined this thriller's twist, but it has enough gorgeous shots, suspense and all things Hitchcock-ian to kep me watching. I have to say tough, I am probably the only review to say this but it was a tiny bit over-rated. Otherwise if you love thrillers and haven't heard of it's plot watch it now before a bad joke on family guy ruin's it's punchline.

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