Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. 38
    The movie is an invaluable experiment in the theory of cinema, because it demonstrates that a shot-by-shot remake is pointless; genius apparently resides between or beneath the shots, or in chemistry that cannot be timed or counted.
  2. 38
    Redundant and unnecessary.
  3. 30
    Anne Heche is just another neo-noir minx on the make, while Vince Vaughn, grinning and leering as Norman Bates, sinks the movie.
  4. Van Sant's doomed and misguided experiment.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. May 13, 2014
    10
    I have not seen Alfred Hitchock's Psycho but i need see the remake . the new film describes every detail
    of the original that is good the
    I have not seen Alfred Hitchock's Psycho but i need see the remake . the new film describes every detail
    of the original that is good the new generation of the film is the darkness of Vince Vaughn and the shower scene which was the best part . The remake was Absolutely the best one i scene and the psycho series was fun too .
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  2. Oct 30, 2014
    4
    Vince Vaughn is so laughable it's his best comedy since "Swingers". This is a pointless remake that is below all other remakes, not only is itVince Vaughn is so laughable it's his best comedy since "Swingers". This is a pointless remake that is below all other remakes, not only is it guilty of being a shot for shot copy of the Hitchcock classic taking no artistic chances with the material to steer in another direction whether or not it's good but i'd rather see that than the exact same movie the came out in the 60's and the directors reasoning for it just irritates me. Full Review »
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    3
    A pointless remake of a movie that should have been left alone in the first place. I'd say It's biggest problem is Mr. Vince Vaughn, who IA pointless remake of a movie that should have been left alone in the first place. I'd say It's biggest problem is Mr. Vince Vaughn, who I just can't see acting in a film like this. Full Review »