High Anxiety film review

Mel Brooks does the best of his second-tier works (outside the holy canon of The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein) in this send-up of Hitchcock flicks. The story tries to ride closely to Spellbound and Vertigo, but ventures into virtually all of Hitch’s major works, including the most notable scenes from Psycho, The Birds and North by Northwest. Not an easy feat, but it’s funny as often as it’s not.

Review by Christopher Null © 2003 filmcritic.com

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