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Psycho

Based on a novel inspired by the crimes of a Wisconsin murder, Psycho is considered one of the greatest thrillers ever made (according to the American Film Institute). Shot in 1960, Hitchcock's masterpiece and the famous shower scene is still capable of producing chills in audiences today. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 08 Sep 1960
Video Release: 09 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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Psycho is rated R:

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Studio: 1960 Universal Pictures

Detailed Review

Alfred Hitchcock may have done more to discourage personal hygiene practices than any other director. In the most famous shower scene ever shot, Hitchcock pulls back the curtain and… 
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Why Is Psycho Rated R?

Violence: A characters steals a large amount of money. Arguments between a son and… 
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Talk It Over

How does Hitchcock create a sense of unease at the hotel? What other film… 
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