• Thief12

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Thief12 03 May, 2015

    Now this one I hadn't seen in quite some time. It was actually the first Hitchcock I saw, but I hadn't gotten back to it in years. I guess I paid attention to a lot more details now than I did back then, because even though I've always thought it was great, this time I was really mesmerized by it. The use of lights, the camera work, the great performance by Anthony Perkins... now that's one of the things I…

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  • John Kelly

    ★★★★ Rewatched by John Kelly 25 Apr, 2015

    Before watching this film, my wife turned to me and asked what the film is about. Like, is there a subtext to the film. I thought about this and realised there didn't seem to be one. This really is just about random killings with no premeditation or, apparently, malice.

    And that's what makes this film so great.

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  • Justin Morales

    ★★★★★ Added by Justin Morales

    In my eyes this is Hitchcock's best work. He basically solidified the horror genre for what it is today. It also paved the way for future slasher flicks to come. Bottom line is that this is top notch artistic entertainment. Even today we still get a sense of creepiness from this old horror/suspense flick. It is quite groundbreaking for its time and could very well still be considered a one of a kind. It is a film with a b-movie…

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  • kailahkorsh

    Added by kailahkorsh

    Although I'm not a huge fan of creepy serial killer movies, I enjoyed how well done Psycho was. In the film, Hitchcock uses cinematographic techniques such as low angles and high contrast, along with mise-en-scene elements such as stuffed birds, to create a foreboding mood with a sense of being watched. Norman seemed to drift in and out of identifies even before his psychological problem was revealed, so there is no identification between the audience and Norman to begin with.…

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  • Meaghanm20

    ★★★★ Added by Meaghanm20

    I watched Psycho for the second time last week and the twist still gets me every time. One of the things that I love so much about this film is the moment you realize Norman Bates is a complete sociopath but you still do not hate him. Hitchcock uses the same technique in Vertigo, where Scottie stalks Madeline, and forces Judy to become this woman of his dreams also a sociopathic behavior. Hitchcock uses well timed cuts, and "perspective" shots that allow the viewer to see the characters much more in a grey area rather than in black and white.

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  • Harry Evans

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Harry Evans 26 Apr, 2015

    Got to see this at the cinema which was a real treat. Such a great film. The camera work is fantastic and the story is so tight. Anthony Perkin's performance feels modern and naturalistic while also classic and iconic.

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  • AshWasilewski

    ★★★★½ Added by AshWasilewski

    This movie is CRAZY! One could even say it was... psycho (badum tsssss). Personally, I like it as much as I like "The Birds", which is a lot. The shower scene is discussed so often that the only thing I'll say about it is: I thought it would be more intense than it was. Also, why didn't she lock the door? One of my favorite scenes is where Norman finds the body. The "hide the monster" effect is there, but…

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  • Netwin Waldro

    ★★½ Watched by Netwin Waldro 06 Mar, 2015

    Yes, it carries attention. No, I don't want to watch it again.

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  • Roman Arbisi

    ★★★★½ Watched by Roman Arbisi 27 Apr, 2015 2

    Haha, laugh at me for taking forever to see this beautiful film, I deserve it. My goodness what a great movie. Entirely in black and white and incredibly intense with a perfect score to have your eyes and ears glued. Norman Bates has easily become one of my favorite movie characters of all-time not only because of the depth to his character but also how I couldn't look away from the screen whenever he appeared. Although the twist was spoiled…

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  • Franny

    Added by Franny

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

    Today I watched "Psycho," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I especially loved the music, always chiming in at the perfect moments to raise the tension. I also liked the camera angles and movement. One example of this is when Bates takes Marion out from the bathroom and the camera shows the newspaper full of money prominently in the shot. Tension, through camera angles and music, builds around the…

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  • Matthew Legarreta

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matthew Legarreta 15 Apr, 2015

    Well that embarrassment off of my "to watch list" has been taken off...now to get to the other gillion Hitchcock films I need to see.

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  • qarmstrong

    ★★★★★ Added by qarmstrong

    One of the most outright manipulative horror movies I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s almost a meta-movie. The joy is less in the story itself than it is in watching Hitchcock deconstruct his own tropes. The thing of it is, it’s not doing it for laughs (a la Cabin in the Woods), and it never feels forced. The genius is that you really do feel as though Marion and Norman could have had a whole movie built around them. It…

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