Film review: Hitchcock

Hitchcock doesn’t show us what a great man the Master of Suspense was as much as it shows us what a remarkable woman his wife was.

The film, by documentary director Sacha Gervasi – whose Anvil! The Story of Anvil, about the eponymous heavy metal band, received rave reviews upon its release a few years ago and is even listed as one of Steven Jay Schneider’s current 1001 Films You Must See Before You Die – is very family-friendly and informative in the way a primary school project might be. The facts follow each other in a way that is written, inorganic.

No one expected this film to reflect its subject’s intimate knowledge and fervent exploitation of human fears, but in fact Hitchcock is made for those viewers who have heard of the man but seek no further understanding of him.

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