This is a good film, but not one of the better Alfred Hitchcock films I’ve seen. The way in which it depicts women and psychology are pretty old-fashioned, the score is a little too melodramatic, and it’s a bit long, too. Although Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are fine, their romance isn’t very believable. Still, there are some absolutely brilliant shots from Hitchcock and an amazing dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali. It’s got enough good things to be worth seeing, but I don’t think I’d watch it again.
I wasn’t too enthused about seeing this film because the trailer made it seem like it was basically a comedy, but, while there are light and comedic moments (which I did appreciate), they don’t make up the entire film. I quite enjoyed it overall. Psycho (1960) is my favourite Alfred Hitchcock film, and I loved seeing all the scenes of them making it. I kind of wish there had been more. I liked how it opened and closed like an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Anthony Hopkins was excellent and completely disappeared into the character. The rest of the cast were fine too. The major thing I wasn’t that keen on was how it focused so much on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife. It just wasn’t all that interesting to me. Oh well, it’s still a very solid film about a legendary filmmaker.