Vertigo (1958)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Considered by many to be director Alfred Hitchcock's greatest achievement, Leonard Maltin gives Vertigo four stars, hailing it as "A genuinely great motion picture." Set among San Francisco's renown landmarks, James Stewart is brilliant as Scottie Ferguson, an acrophobic detective hired to shadow a friend's suicidal wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak). After he saves her from drowning in the bay, Scottie's interest shifts from business to fascination with the icy, alluring blonde. When he finds another woman remarkably like his lost love, the now obsessed detective must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 64
- Fresh: 62
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 8.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The lure of death, the power of the past, the guilty complicity of a clean-cut hero, the near-fetishistic use of symbol and color: these Hitchcock hallmarks are all mesmerizingly on view.
Fresh: There! No more hints! Coming or not? What more's to say? Well, nothing, except that Vertigo is performed in the manner expected of all performers in Hitchcock films.
Fresh: You watch this guy going slowly over the brink and realize, good grief, this is Jimmy Stewart.
Fresh: James Stewart, on camera almost constantly, comes through with a startlingly fine performance as the lawyer-cop who suffers from acrophobia.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1958
- © 1958 Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. & Paramount Pictures Corporations. All Rights Reserved.