Vertigo

Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
Vertigo Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 13+

Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.

PG 1958 126 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 34 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Great

Great movie. Contains some passionate kissing and some mild violence.
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

One of the worst Hitchcock films ever made!

I am an epileptic, and the only part I actually liked was when lights, pictures, and colors were changing constantly, like a fever dream, so I had to keep my eyes closed. This movie has mild violence, but that’s all to watch out for. Overall, this movie was trash and overly-long. It was boring with all of the dialogue, and Alfred Hitchcock has made other great films filled with dialogue that were not boring, like “Rope” and “Dial M for Murder”. It is okay for tweens and teens, but it is one of the worst films by Alfred Hitchcock. Do not waste those two hours of your lives on this movie because it should be much shorter than two hours. I saw it once and that was enough. There are much better Hitchcock movies to watch than this one.

This title has:

Too much violence

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Rear Window Poster Image

    Rear Window

    Hitchcock masterpiece stars peeping Jimmy Stewart.

    age 12+
  • Rebecca Poster Image

    Rebecca

    Excellent, but may be too long and moody for kids.

    age 14+
  • North by Northwest Poster Image

    North by Northwest

    Witty Hitchcock thriller piles on suspense and innuendo.

    age 11+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate