Watch Hitchcock (2012) Online For Free In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.
Watch Hitchcock (2012) Online For Free The story of the making of 1960's Psycho has had many, many stories over history and when going to see this film I was expecting to see the making of the film fully take over the story but that was a mistake in thinking. Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) the famous Hollywood director looks for his next project after North by Northwest and when he decides to adapt the novel Psycho he does not take any other considerations. Of course his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) is his right hand person and after some convincing decides to help him making his new film. While making the film we see all the problems during the production which included financing, marriage issues and also relationships between cast members of the film.
Watch Hitchcock (2012) Online For Free does not focus much on the production of Psycho which especially present when the film tackles the famous shower scene which took seven days to film and that scene in the film felt like an afterthought for how short it was. The film presents Hitchcock as a very flamboyant man as he strolls across rooms but also how he talks to everyone around him. The relationship between Alma and Alfred is great but some other plots that come from their conflict just did not work well for me. I was not convinced in how this hard production affected Hitchcock because the only thing that seemed to affect him was the many hallucinations he had of the famous murdered Psycho was based on, this was very boring to watch in the film for me. Makeup is important to making Hopkins look like Hitchcock and it is awful making him look like a fish at times and was the most horrible thing of the film.
Anthony Hopkins plays the legendary director Alfred Hitchock and his performance overall was bad for me. He is the centre point of the film so the film fails mainly due to the performance Hopkins gave. From his choice of voice but also posture it is not what I imagined Hitchcok being and along with many other actors in the film he just does not work. Helen Mirren plays Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville and she is best in the film. Mirren provides her usual fire to the character and as a strong women who does not feel defeated Mirren gets to say what she wants and when her character finally tells Hitchcock how it is Mirren performance in that scene comes to a high. Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh and she along with every other supporting character is wasted. She has the most screen time of the supporting players but still she is not given much to do but be pretty for Hitchcock to watch and put through a scare.
This film along with HBO's "The Girl" are really bad attempts at making a film about Hitchcock because they try to make him the villain to the level where we cannot like him for the decisions he makes. Toby Jones was a better Hitchcock but Hitchcock was a better film due mainly to the performance given by the great Helen Mirren.