Vertigo

1958 • 128 minutes
4.5
452 reviews
92%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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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.
Rating
PG

Ratings and reviews

4.5
452 reviews
Russell Rogers
August 18, 2019
This film is nearly perfect to me. The performances are great (Stewart as a man obsessed is totally believable) and there are few holes in the story that can't be explained. The mystery of the first half is great to follow and the second half where Stewart is trying to piece together his past can get tense. I'm not fond about why the movie ended the way it did, but it still gives me chills so I guess it worked as intended. One of my favorite Hitchcock films.
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Sexy Kitten1982
October 10, 2016
I love psychological type movies that play with your head & mind! This was the kind I had to watch twice before I realized the con they had pulled! Obsession at its finest & I love the inner plots & twists! Keeps you guessing til the end! They don't make them like this anymore! Alfred Hitchcock was a genius! :)
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Miss Mix
December 2, 2014
10/10 Best Movie Ever. Hitchcock's great work. Watch it with friends, your family, your dog. Just watch it! Very fascinating! Sorry if my English is not good. I live in Mexico and am trying to learn! But please watch Vertigo, is good movie.
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