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J. Edgar
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Overall 7
7.0

J. Edgar

Slant Magazine
5 March 2012
  • Summary: Eastwood's latest underappreciated masterpiece makes a stunning debut on Blu-ray with a lack of extras that arguably purposefully bucks any sense of context.
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J. Edgar

Rock! Shock! Pop!
5 March 2012
  • Summary: Warner Brothers’ presentation of this film is reference quality, but the movie itself has some problems. It starts off strong and DiCaprio is great in the part but it deals too much in ‘what ifs’ than in facts and prefers guess work and speculation to research and history.
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The biggest problem with 'J. Edgar' is its subject matter

Las Vegas Weekly
9 November 2011
  • Excerpt: J. Edgar Hoover is an unpleasant guy, and spending two-plus hours with him is not a fun experience. Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar never finds a way to make the humorless, paranoid, fussy, rules-obsessed mama’s boy anything other than a downer, so that the main character ends up draining the life...
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Film Review: J. Edgar

FilmJournal
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Leonardo DiCaprio's committed performance is the main reason to see this wordy, speculative account of the life of imperious, obsessive FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
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Overall 8
7.5

J. Edgar

Chicago Reader
27 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Coming out of a preview screening of J. Edgar , Clint Eastwood's new biopic about the founder of the modern FBI, I overheard a young woman ask her date, "So, was J. Edgar Hoover really gay?" I didn't hear his answer, but I guess I should have been heartened that she would even ask.
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Overall 6
6.0

J. Edgar

Empire Online
3 September 2013
  • Conclusion: A well acted but unfocused study of one of the 20th century’s most colourful characters.
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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This biopic is as unprovocative as it is uninformative. So much of "J Edgar" is dedicated towards an unnecessary focus on the man's battle with his sexuality and unrequited romance that it loses direction. Eventually, it labours towards the end of what is ultimately a dull and turgid affair.
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Overall 6
6.0

J. Edgar

tros kompas
28 October 2015
  • Excerpt: Het leven van een van de machtigste mannen van Amerika is nauwelijks in één film te vatten. J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was vijftig jaar lang het hoofd van de FBI, en heeft dus veel gezien en meegemaakt.
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Overall 7
6.5
Movie overall 5
5.0
Extras 3
3.0

J. Edgar

dvd.nl
5 December 2012
  • Summary: J. Edgar vertelt het verhaal van J. Edgar Hoover, de man die bijna 50 jaar aan het hoofd stond van de FBI. Een volwassen Hoover blikt terug op zijn leven, waarbij duidelijk wordt dat er achter zijn macht en status grote geheimen schuil gingen, die het einde van zowel zijn carrière als privéleven...
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 5
5.0
Extras 2
2.0

J. Edgar

dvd.nl
28 May 2012
  • Summary: J. Edgar vertelt het verhaal van J. Edgar Hoover, de man die bijna 50 jaar aan het hoofd stond van de FBI. Een volwassen Hoover blikt terug op zijn leven, waarbij duidelijk wordt dat er achter zijn macht en status grote geheimen schuil gingen, die het einde van zowel zijn carrière als privéleven...
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