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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
226 Ratings
226 Ratings

96% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.8/10
  • Fresh 68
  • Rotten 3

Critics Consensus: An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Thriller
Released
Copyright
© 1958 Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. & Paramount Pictures Corporations. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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