I had difficulty watching Hitchcock with objectivity and instead I went into it giddy like a little school boy. A biopic about the making of Psycho... omg, omg... I've loved Hitchcock since I was a kid and I watch his films religiously. Psycho is one of those game changing movies that sets the bar for almost everything else to come. Never before had such a macabre subject been tackled in Hollywood and Paramount Pictures all but refused to release it. And so this new film chronicles Hitchcock's persistence in defying his critics and making one of the most important films of all time. Along for the ride, as always, was his ever devoted wife Alma Reville. I've seen countless documentaries about Hitch and read a few books and I think its fair to say that this modest little film does the back-story justice. The performances are great with Anthony Hopkins owning the character as well as Helen Mirren providing the invisible glue that holds it all together. The other performers are adequate and don't really have much screen time, although their likeness to the real life counterparts are excellent. As good as Hitchcock is I think the one thing that let it down was including a series of sequences of Hitch talking to an imaginary Ed Gein (Gein is there real life inspiration for Norman Bates). So much time was spent exploring this strange ghostly figure and I would have much preferred to see more technical aspects, such as creating the shower scene or the design of the infamous Bates Motel and House. These were integral aspects to Psycho's success yet they're ignored entirely. Im able to look past these things, though, because at a seemingly short 90 minute running time, Hitchcock provides an intriguing and alluring doorway for the uninitiated. I hope that people watch this and discover a grand-master. I want his films to be discovered by newcomers and for Alfred Hitchcock to show a new generation how truly excellent suspense movies are made. My biased devotion clouds any other possible criticisms. Hitchcock is wonderful.