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Overall 6
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J. Edgar

ComingSoon
20 June 2012
  • Excerpt: After being appointed to the Bureau of Investigation in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) developed methods for cataloging fingerprints of potential criminals and using forensic experts to catch them, turning the agency into a crack team of crime fighters which he directed for over 35 years.
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Overall 8
7.5
Movie overall 6
6.0
Audio 10
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Extras 4
4.0

J. Edgar

digitalbits.com
11 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar is a 2011 film that I was very slow to catch up on. Touted early as a title to keep an eye on, the film never caught fire and made few year-end "best-of" lists.
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 5
5.0
Audio 9
9.0
Extras 6
6.0

J. EDGAR - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
26 May 2012
  • Summary: Hoover may have been the sweetest, kindest, gentlest man in the world, or he may have been a ruthless bastard; we wouldn't know from Eastwood's cautious portrayal of him.
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Overall 8
8.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 2
2.0

J. Edgar Review

DoBlu
25 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Ìóâè 43 J. Edgar dodges details. Well, maybe it doesn’t dodge them so much as it touches on them. The feud with the Kennedy’s is tapered off with a somewhat disingenuous phone call. His technical accomplishments are pushed into background activity. Hoover’s bending of the rules are displayed without any thrust. The approach has a purpose.
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Overall 7
7.0
Actors overall 9
8.5
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

J. Edgar (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
12 March 2012
  • Summary: Judge Mike Rubino sold his Hoover and bought a Dyson.
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Overall 5
5.0
Movie overall 5
5.0

J. Edgar (Blu-ray)

upcomingdiscs.com
2 March 2012
  • Summary: It’s unfortunate that the writer admits to finding the character “indefensible”. He goes on to say that he attempted to recognize that villains don’t consider themselves villains, not realizing he’s being just as biased in that statement. I get the idea that Eastwood didn’t completely buy into the way Hoover is represented here, and there appears to be a philosophical clash between writer and director. That’s never a good thing, and the movie suffers all the more for it.
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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 3
3.0

J. Edgar (US - BD)

DVD Active
29 February 2012
  • Summary: Matt takes a look at the recent biopic film from Warner Home Video on Blu-ray...
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 6
6.0
Audio 8
8.0

J. Edgar (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
28 February 2012
  • Conclusion: J. Edgar is by no means a bad or horrible film. If anything, its faults lie in that for as much information that is shown, we still don’t know that much about him. I can accept that in real life, but not in a dramatization, because it’s supposed to be a DRAMATIZATION! That’s my only nitpick. On the more positive side of things – the video and audio specifications are above the line, but the one paltry special feature is a slap in the face.
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Overall 6
6.0

J. Edgar (Combo Pack)

High-Def Digest
23 February 2012
  • Conclusion: 'J. Edgar' examines a controversial figure in American history with a keen, unbiased eye, and though Clint Eastwood's biopic never incites a passionate response, it's nevertheless a finely tuned, thoughtfully presented, and often absorbing piece of work that contains another first-rate performance from Leonardo DiCaprio. Warner's Blu-ray treatment is slim on supplements, but features solid audio and video that make the period come alive. The times of J.
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Overall 7
7.0
Audio 7
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J. Edgar

BluRay Authority
21 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I’m willing to bet that when someone hears the name “J. Edgar Hoover” that certain images of a man dressing up in women’s clothing might emerge. If that’s the case then this isn’t a fact and, more to the point, many of the things that surrounded Hoover are speculation at best. Is it really a surprise that the man who started the Federal Bureau of Investigation is shrouded in mystery? Hoover was more of a visionary and some might even say a genius.
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