Psycho Movie Review Summary

Actors: Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Psycho

A story of a troubled, yet personable, young man, obsessed with his domineering mother and his struggle to rid himself of her constant disapproval of his life choices.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Kathy Wright

   Psycho is my favourite film. It's Disturbing, classic, and masterful. Tony Perkins is excellent as Norman Bates. So is lovely Janet Leigh as Marion Crane. This also the best shot movie of all time. Also with: Vera Miles as Lila Crane.We all know the story, and if i give it away, what's the point!
The review of this Movie prepared by Movie Guy

Essentially, a woman stops at the infamous Bates Motel where previous madness leads to something much more heinous.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bruce Lee Pullen

An officeworker (Leigh) races out of Phoenix with $40,000 of her employer's money in the hope that she can hook up permanently with her married lover. She pulls off the road at the tiny Bates Motel and meets the quiet, queer manager, Norman Bates (Perkins), who seems to be dominated by his unseen mother. Hitchcock's bracing murder-in-the-shower scene is justly famous for its incredible impact yet taste, and he manages to build unbearable suspense in this 1960 film without resorting to the dim lighting, sniggering references to sex and nudity, or onscreen gore of hundreds of cheap imitations since.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Psycho is one of those movies that because of a famous scene (i.e. the shower scene,) everyone knows what happens, and although part of our pop culture, few people have seen. I defenitely recommend Psycho if you've never seen a Hitchcock film.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jenna Evans

Script Analysis of Psycho

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   secretary Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   None

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