Anthony Hopkins does a wonderful job of impersonating Hitchcock. The makeup crew did a great job with the look and he nailed Hitchcock’s mannerisms and especially his quirky speech patterns. But, in my opinion Helen Mirren is the real star of the show. It’s her performance that lifts the movie up from being below average.
It’s clear from the previews and poster that the movie focuses on the partnership between Hitchcock and his wife Alma. I think the movie would have been much better if they had really focused on that instead of spreading out into a few subplots. There wasn’t enough put into any particular part of the movie to make it stand out.
Unless you’re a huge movie history fan or fan of Hitchcock then I’d suggest waiting for this movie on DVD.