This film suffers from some historical errors, but director Sascha Gervasi captures the spirit of a typical Alfred Hitchcock flick. The film is a roller coaster ride from scares to laughs, with Hitchcock as the master protagonist/antagonist, though the domestic drama is a bit heavy handed. Not really Christmas fare, **Hitchcock** would have been a better release closer to Halloween.
We have seen much horror, tragedy and sadness this year. Pursuing happiness will be a challenge this holiday season. At darkest times of the calendar year, one can illuminate individuals by simply saying "Merry Christmas."