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Psycho (1960)

  R HD Closed Captioning

Alfred Hitchcock

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Plot Summary

Alfred Hitchcock's landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), the ill-fated traveler whose journey ends in the notorious "shower scene." As first a private detective, then Marion's sister (Vera Miles) searches for her, the horror and the suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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96%
  • Reviews Counted: 82
  • Fresh: 79
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 9.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [Hitchcock's] denouement falls quite flat for us. But the acting is fair. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: An unusual, good entertainment, indelibly Hitchcock, and on the right kind of boxoffice beam. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: All those who still get a chill every time they step into a hotel shower, say aye. That, you see, is the power of Psycho. – Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com, Mar 7, 2001

Fresh: Hitchcock is the most-daring avant-garde film-maker in America today. – Andrew Sarris, Village Voice, Oct 8, 2012

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Customer Reviews

scariest movie ever. the oldies are always the best

any alfred hitchcock movie is a classic. this is a great movie to see with friends in the middel of the nnight. it made me check to see if i locked all my doors.

Classic.

This is a classic horror movie. I remember watching it with my neighbor and sister when we were little and it scared us to death. Then I studied it in school and really learned to appreciate what an art of work it is. Classic Hollywood; classic Hitchcock.

Thank you iTunes (for once)

This is a great start. Thank God iTunes is getting some classic movies. Here's hoping iTunes brings in more classics. I personally would like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid available for purchase.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 1960

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  1. Alfred Hitchcock Collection, Universal Studios

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