Review: Hitchcock

06 Feb 13

A lost opportunity

One of the most important directors of our time probably deserves more than this pretty little piece of fluff. Hopkins doesn't quite make the cut as the brilliant, but strange, man who brought us some of the best films in the last 50 years. What is interesting is that we perhaps never gave his wife Alma ( Helen Mirren) the credit she deserved for helping craft the scripts and hone the sharpest edits. That's fundamentally the point of this 90 minute flick and there's not much more to it. Some entertaining moments but an overall disappointment. The real Hitchcock story is still waiting out there somewhere.