Summary: The story about J. Edgar Hoover who was one of the most prominent faces of law enforcement for 50 years in the United States. This movie is directed by the great man himself (Clint Eastwood) and I thought this movie was going to be brilliant and I also thought this was going to be Leonardo DiCaprio best role yet, And I only got one thing right and that is Leonardo DiCaprio acting in this film but the rest is a bit of a let down.
Excerpt: J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was presented in his youth and twilight years. He informs his mother (Judi Dench) that he becomes the Director for Bureau of Investigation while hiring Helen Gandy (Naomi Watts) as his personal secretary. Hoover then handpicks his division and hires Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). DiCaprio's performance was spectacular and Dench always impresses.
Excerpt: Upon it's initial theatrical release Director Clint Eastwood took some heat from Government and relatives of the late J. Edgar Hoover saying that this movie was no where near 'true' and it should not be shown to anyone. But art always wins and I suppose this look at this complicated man's life is a bit strange but there's no denying the power he once held and how it molded the FBI to what it is today and most likely for the future.
Excerpt: J. Edgar based on the life of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover whose reign lasted nearly fifty years is excellent bio-drama with strong direction, a superb script and features an elite cast of first-rate talents including a demanding performance by Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Director Clint Eastwood and writer Dustin Black portray Edgar as a man who has struggled but is also an innovative brilliant mind, Edgar isn’t exactly a likable person but he demands a level of...
Summary: I was really looking forward to this movie because I had heard so many good reviews about it, but I was kind of dissepointed. It didn't have many highlights and I almost fell asleep when I was watching it.
Excerpt: Dustin Lance Black and Clint Eastwood took what should have been a fascinating story and mangled it into a completely uninteresting movie. In short, it left out so much that should've been on screen and focused on the more boring details. And, while I'm not someone who needs a movie to be linear to enjoy it, J. Edgar is sort of ridiculous. It jumps around far too much and throws too many things at you.
Summary: This is a mostly boring film about a man who (if you can believe the film) didn't have a life. Just because the man had a lot of power over a long time doesn't make him a good subject for a dramatic film. The makeup job on the character Clyde Tolson in old age was rather grotesque.
Summary: A slightly above average movie. Eastwod shows some good style and the music is also above average. DiCaprio performs his best, The movie just isn't good. Too slow at times and a bit choppy. Leave these movies up to Scorsese or even Spielberg. I learned a lot though.