This is another classic film I find myself questioning all the love it gets? It happens a lot when watching a film that’s been put on as high of pedestal as Vertigo has.
On a technical aspect Vertigo is a terrific, but it lacks the suspense of Psycho, the tension filled dialogue of Rope and the intriguing premise of Rear Window. For me it’s one of those films that has one iconic and really great scene but the rest of the film fails to maintain the eerie vibe that really sets the tone for the second half of the film.
I think my biggest problem here is Jimmy Stewart, which is something I never thought I’d say. Here, he doesn’t feel like Stewart even in his more menacing performances like rope he’s still got his charm but here he lacks it. He’s still good but underwhelming.
I’ll give it credit though for its ending which was very “risky.”