• Luca Lagerstrom

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Luca Lagerstrom 26 Nov, 2015

    'Well a boy's best friend is his mother.'

    Perfect. Absolute perfection. Alfred Hitchcock's magnum opus, his beautiful noir and amazingly told tale of Norman Bates grabs people's attention from the opening scene. From the beginning frame when we hear the masterpiece's brilliant theme, to the end when we hear the chilling last words spoken by Mr/Mrs. Norman Bates which transitions into the end of the film, is absolutely stunning.

    Psycho is a masterpiece of modern filmmaking, and an experience I will never, ever forget.



  • jaackiesorro

    ★★★ Added by jaackiesorro

    This film wasn't what I was expecting, I have heard many mixed reviews but in my opinion it was disappointing. The scary music was playing at awkwards times and the stabbing scene made me feel uncomfortable because of how off it was. I did think that the close ups added to the ambiance of the film but overall, wasn't that good but what should I expect for a 1960's film.


  • sandraborys

    ★★★★ Added by sandraborys

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

    A woman Marian Crane who arrives at a motel after she had stolen money from her employer that she was supposed to take it to the bank and things take a unexpected turn. I found it interesting how the protagonist dies in the beginning of the film and the way it switches protagonist from Marian to Norman. The story itself was clearly told and unique however, I could understand why most people watching it would dislike it and perhaps get…


  • Cedrian98

    ★★½ Added by Cedrian98

    Psycho.... a unique film to say the least. While I do admit that I did not enjoy the film much due to the film's lack of verisimilitude, I do have to commend Sir Hitchcock on his great use of camera angles. Take for example the scene with Marion and Norman eating dinner. The use of a wide angle that brought the bird in the background into focus gives the viewer an idea that something (or should I say someone) else is giving it's presence.


  • ashritijain

    ★★★ Added by ashritijain

    I didn't like the film as the protagonist is Marion in the beginning who is dead in the first 45 minutes of the film and then changes to Norman. I think it was weird because Norman has a Split Personality Disorder and was the murderer of his mother.......it is not even clear in most part of the film that he has a psychological disorder though he behaves like that....


  • Leonardo Dalayoan

    ★★★ Added by Leonardo Dalayoan

    Psycho is a product of the manifestation that is Norman Bates. After murdering his own mother and step father, traumatized, Norman adopts a bipolar persona embodying his mother. This conflict within Norman's mind causes his mothers persona to take control and kill every woman Norman is interested in. And because of this conflict Norman has committed the countless murders of many young women, including our protagonist Marian who coincidently takes shelter at the Bates motel after stealing 40 000 dollars…


  • Ebraganza

    ★★★★ Added by Ebraganza

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

    The film Psycho lived up to its name. Norman Bate having a metal illness and murdering Marion during the famous shower scene. The plot twist of Norman being able to have the personality of himself and his mother. Alfred Hitchcock does a great job experimenting with different camera shots. A shot I thought we neat was the birds eye view shot, when the mother (Norman) murders the detective. I thought the film was excellent but most people now find it…


  • matteoB

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by matteoB 23 Nov, 2015

    rewatched it after long time, above all impressed by John L. Russel's cinematography


  • hayleyventon

    Added by hayleyventon

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

    Psycho is film about a woman stealing money, getting murdered, and the man who murdered her (i think).
    I did not enjoy this movie for a number of reasons. First of all, the supposed protagonist dies halfway through the film. This made the film confusing because i was no longer sure of who the film was actually about.
    Secondly, every murder scene was so far from verisimilitude that i couldn't take it seriously and laughed.
    The last thing that i…


  • bhccorp

    ★★★★★ Added by bhccorp

    The only film Hitchcock is remembered on a widespread audience. The film is known as one of the best films of all time, and must be at least in the top 20. With this said, the film is good, and a damn good thriller, but it really wasn't perfect. For starters, the movie isn't for everyone. The film is simply too slow for some, and the first twist of the two in the movie is a major slap in the…


  • Kyle Sykes

    ★★★★★ Watched by Kyle Sykes 24 Sep, 2015 2

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

    "We all go a little mad sometimes."

    Hot damn!!! Now I see why Hitchcock is so loved. While I already knew of the twists (they're pretty much common knowledge by now, to the point where the descriptions from Netflix and Letterboxd make no attempt at hiding it), the movie still had me uneasy throughout.

    What with the close-up camera shots, Anthony Perkins chilling performance, and that CREEPY ass score!! Pretty much every time I heard it, it made my hair…


  • JenniferR

    ★★★★★ Watched by JenniferR 18 Nov, 2015

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

    Fed up with her life, Marion Crane runs away and ends up staying at the Bates Motel where she meets a mysterious man who lives with his sick mother; Norman Bates.
    Looks can be deceiving, this is one of the interpretations I got from the film. Norman looked like the type of guy who wouldn't harm a soul, but really he has a personality disorder where he is also his cruel and controlling mother who is the cause of the…