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      Psycho

      R Released Dec 4, 1998 1h 49m Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      41% Tomatometer 79 Reviews 28% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Hoping for a fresh start with her broke boyfriend, Marion (Anne Heche) steals a huge sum from her boss and skips town, eventually stopping at a remote motel. There, she's served by the intensely awkward yet docile Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn), whom she often hears arguing with his domineering mother. But later that night, Marion is brutally slain, and Norman finds and hides the body. When a detective and Marion's sister visit the motel to investigate, they uncover shocking truths. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Van Sant's pointless remake neither improves nor illuminates Hitchcock's original.

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      Anton Bitel Little White Lies a true labour of love, an homage in such deliriously infatuated thrall to its inspiration that it seems more arthouse folly than studio cashcow - or, to cite the psychiatrist near the end of Psycho, "these were crimes of passion, not profit." Oct 22, 2012 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: A Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Godfrey Cheshire Variety Contains nothing to outrage or offend partisans of the original, yet neither does it stand to add much to their appreciation. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Noah Berlatsky Everything is Horrible (Substack) The crimes of Hitchcock's Psycho are theft and imitation. Van Sant turns those into an aesthetic and, I think, into a triumph of queer cinema. Jul 12, 2023 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine If Gus Van Sant’s 1998 remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s widely celebrated thriller Psycho (1960) is not one of the most unfairly maligned features of its decade, then it must surely be one of the least-well understood. Rated: 7/10 Nov 28, 2022 Full Review Daniel Bayer them. Van Sant knows what he’s doing with the source material. Oct 27, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kalin D Brilliant acting and wonderful scenery. Not sure why people can't acknowledge that. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Zion J This was an Ok Remake but it does not beat the Original, For whatever reason it just didn't feel The same anymore. The basement was awfully done and the whole movie just felt like a Cartoon instead of real horror. It's Ok but could have been better, it just didn't work for me Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/04/24 Full Review Jack M I actually really enjoyed this movie. I thought the ending where he was actually dressed up as the grandma was such a plot twist and super suspenseful. I think Hitchcock was trying to show that many people have different personalities, obviously the movie takes it to another level. Psycho had a great twist to the end, I don't think anyone was expecting. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Alexis E Enjoyed the movie and also liked the idea of the man playing the role as the mother not only in the movie but in his mind as well it was very interesting and always kept me on my toes- never knew what was gonna happen next Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/15/23 Full Review Lance U Today (December 04, 2023) is the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of director Gus Van Sant's controversial (1998) recreation of Alfred Hitchcock's (1960) masterpiece'PSYCHO'. I think this film is bizarre, ridiculous, and fascinating! I love every second of it, almost as much as I don't! B+ Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/04/23 Full Review DanTheMan 2 After these past few days of exploring the range of quality that is the Psycho sequels, whether or not I really wanted to see the Gus Van Sant remake played on my mind. The completionist part of me got the better of me and here I am, having watched it. The Psycho Experiment as Van Sant and others now refer to it as is a very strange beast, it's one of a select few official shot-for-shot remakes to ever be championed and yet it still contains its fair share of differences from the original. There are slight differences in terms of visuals, minor plot details, updated elements of the screenplay, the contemporary setting and subsequent inflation of the stolen money; Van Sant added several surreal subliminal images edited into the film's murder sequences almost like memory fragments flashing in front of characters' eyes as they die. The use of colour and heightened violence due to an increase in movies made circa 1998 don't gel well with the source material and certain moments performed by the cast fundamentally change the meaning of certain scenes, ergo the infamous eye through the wall peep going from simple observation to full on masturbation. While Bernard Herrmann's musical score is reused, the new stereo recordings made by Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek are often mistimed with where the original cue placements were. The casting of Vince Vaughan as Norman Bates has to be one of the biggest miscastings in movie history, he is unable to capture that same secret pool of madness that Perkins had done so effortlessly. Anne Heche woefully overacts her way through the movie and turns Marion into a completely different character. Julianne Moore as Lila is much more aggressive in comparison to Vera's portrayal in the original but does turn in a good performance, paired with Viggo Mortensen as Sam, the two try and rescue the film from its amateur dramatics vibe. The standout of the film is definitely William H. Macy's Arbogast, staying true to Martin Balsam's original performance yet making it his own with ease. Nothing about Gus Van Sant's Psycho improves nor illuminates Hitchcock's original, somehow Van Sant managed to convince someone at Universal to greenlight this, bringing about an artful and somewhat faithful remake... Who am I kidding? It's straight-up plagiarism. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Psycho: Official Clip - Finding Mother Psycho: Official Clip - Finding Mother 2:00 Psycho: Official Clip - A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother Psycho: Official Clip - A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother 2:15 Psycho: Official Clip - People Just Come and Go Psycho: Official Clip - People Just Come and Go 2:33 Psycho: Official Clip - Peeping On Marion Psycho: Official Clip - Peeping On Marion 1:33 Psycho: Official Clip - Sinking Marion's Car Psycho: Official Clip - Sinking Marion's Car 1:35 Psycho: Official Clip - We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes Psycho: Official Clip - We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes 1:48 Psycho: Official Clip - The Shower Scene Psycho: Official Clip - The Shower Scene 3:05 Psycho: Official Clip - She Wouldn't Even Harm a Fly Psycho: Official Clip - She Wouldn't Even Harm a Fly 1:30 Psycho: Official Clip - Norman & Mother Psycho: Official Clip - Norman & Mother 1:25 Psycho: Official Clip - Arbogast Meets Mother Psycho: Official Clip - Arbogast Meets Mother 1:46 View more videos
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      Synopsis Hoping for a fresh start with her broke boyfriend, Marion (Anne Heche) steals a huge sum from her boss and skips town, eventually stopping at a remote motel. There, she's served by the intensely awkward yet docile Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn), whom she often hears arguing with his domineering mother. But later that night, Marion is brutally slain, and Norman finds and hides the body. When a detective and Marion's sister visit the motel to investigate, they uncover shocking truths.
      Director
      Gus Van Sant
      Producer
      Brian Grazer, Gus Van Sant
      Screenwriter
      Robert Bloch, Joseph Stefano
      Distributor
      MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 4, 1998, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 8, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $21.5M
      Runtime
      1h 49m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Surround
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