• Mike Jones

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mike Jones 23 Apr, 2014

    It was really good, but the end was dumb when the psychiatrist came out and went "The movie is over, but you probably didn't understand what happened so let me tell you now."

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  • Jumpingfrog

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jumpingfrog 22 Apr, 2014

    A little B-movie shocker made on a small budget in black and white with a cast of good actors but no major stars the sort of thing they used to use to fill up double features, at least that's what it should be except for one thing, it just so happens to have the pre-eminent director in Hollywood at the time at the helm, which of course turns this little B-movie (made for less than a million dollars) into one…

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  • Gorana

    ★★★★★ Watched by Gorana 12 Apr, 2014

    Hitchcock schaffte damals etwas das heute vermutlich kaum ein Filmemacher zu Stande bringen würde. Eine unfassbar dichte Atmosphäre, die den Zuschauer keine Sekunde lang loslässt. Unbehagen, Kälte, das Gefühl das etwas nicht stimmt. Das schafft er allein mit gekonntem Erzählstil und einem einmaligen Spiel mit Licht und Schatten. Atemberaubend mysteriös und sagenhaft stimmungsvoll. Und das ohne ekelhaft oder erschreckend zu sein. Diesen Film zu sehen ist ein außerordentlich befreiendes Gefühl. Toll toll toll.

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  • Dave A Vannatta

    ★★★★★ Added by Dave A Vannatta

    Does this film need a review,didn't think so. You know how great Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece is.And if you've never seen it Shame on You!! Now stop reading this and watch one of the greatest horror films ever made.

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  • Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★★★ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    "It wasn't a message that stirred the audiences, nor was it a great performance...they were aroused by pure film."

    So Alfred Hitchcock told Francois Truffaut about "Psycho," adding that it "belongs to filmmakers, to you and me." Hitchcock deliberately wanted "Psycho" to look like a cheap exploitation film. He shot it not with his usual expensive feature crew (which had just finished "North by Northwest") but with the crew he used for his television show. He filmed in black and…

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  • Alex A

    ★★★★★ Watched by Alex A 22 Jan, 2014

    Fifty+ years later the chills and suspense of Psycho are still effective, thanks to Alfred Hitchcock's masterful direction. The performances are wonderful, especially Anthony Perkin's hypnotizing portrayal of Norman Bates. The first thirty minutes may be uninteresting to some, but it welcomely explains the chain of events that lead Marion Crane to the Bates Motel. Who can forget the classic score? This is an influential cinematic landmark far ahead of its time with sharp, detailed dialogue, good cinematography and an amazing character study. Psycho is the mother of slasher cinema, a true masterwork.

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  • milez

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by milez 19 Apr, 2014 2

    This one of my least favorite Masterpiece. I am not saying I don't like this movie but it is way down on my Masterpiece list.
    I don't know how many times I have watched this movie. I have lost count now. Even after watching this movie so many times, I pick some new things every time.
    Hitchcock has developed this movie very interestingly, no doubt about that. I always like how he takes time time to build up the characters.…

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  • PertorbatDeVic

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by PertorbatDeVic 17 Apr, 2014

    Canvis de protagonista a mitja pel·lícula, girs de guió absolutament magistrals i dignes dels giallos més pertorbadors i insans, personatges desdoblats que no hi són en realitat més enllà de canvis de perspectiva, una banda sonora malaltíssa i exquisitament intervencionista, un aspecte clàssic que contrasta meravellosament amb una editació directe i contundent...

    Això és psycho, la pel·lícula que posterioment hem vist mil vegades i que maquillades amb quatre característiques vanguardistes, o estèticament modernes, ens hem volgut creure com a una nova i transgressora tendència.

    Llàstima que Hitchcock ja ens ho havia avançat tot junt fa més de 50 anys.

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  • Juan Diego Martínez

    ★★★★★ Watched by Juan Diego Martínez 15 Apr, 2014

    “Creo que estamos atrapados en una trampa invisible de la que nadie puede escapar, rasguñamos y arañamos solo el vacío".

    Psycho es el claro ejemplo de que si quieres que algo salga bien, hazlo tú mismo. Hitchcock se encarga de cada aspecto directivo para entregarnos un asesinato exquisito; una historia turbia, confusa y muy densa.

    Anthony Perkins se oculta en la piel Norman Bates, uno de los personajes más perturbadores y misteriosos de la historia del cine. Una interpretación que…

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  • Emmett Foss

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Emmett Foss 15 Apr, 2014

    Better the second time.

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  • senorzhu

    ★★★★ Added by senorzhu

    From the start I noticed that both Psycho and Vertigo are very similar. Although Psycho doesn't begin with the shot of a women's eye and continuing spirals, it does begin with a title sequence lined with a pattern sequences of straight lines. This music playing in the background throughout the title sequence also sort of foreshadowed by the soundtrack. Finally I noticed Saul Bass also was in charge of the title slides in the beginning of the film, therefore just…

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  • MontagJ

    Added by MontagJ

    One regard in which Psycho and Vertigo are similar is their opening credits sequences. Both sequences include extensive use of geometric patterns. Vertigo's opening credits sequence includes spinning spirals of various colors. Since Psycho is a black-and-white film, it is unable to include colored geometric patterns; however, the opening sequence displays many elongated rectangles traveling horizontally and vertically across the screen. These two patterns, while distinct, connect Psycho and Vertigo, standing as a similarity between the two films.
    Another regard…

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