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J. Edgar
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Overall 4
4.0

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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
12 July 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

J. Edgar review

Daniel Corleone, FilmCrave
30 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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Brain Surgery, FilmCrave
5 February 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Big disappointment

Jase, FilmCrave
19 January 2012
  • 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.
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duanewilliams, Metacritic
24 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 5
5.0

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Alex, FilmCrave
19 November 2011
  • 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.
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DQ_Slotkins, Metacritic
18 November 2011
  • Summary: Every second of DiCaprio and Hammer in their rubber old man make-up (complete with terribly cliched old men shaky walks and bad shaky voices) is a blow against an otherwise interesting film. And there are enough seconds to turn the whole film into a joke. Dreadful performances.
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m3xc, Metacritic
17 November 2011
  • Summary: There have been great films of the past that act as biographies, showing the passions, sufferings, scandals and character of the subject. A director best known for these is Oliver Stone, whose prime works include JFK (1991), Nixon (1995) and W. (2008).
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Overall 5
5.0

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patjohnson76, FilmCrave
17 November 2011
  • Summary: This probably could have been a lot better than it was, but unfortunately a disappointing script from Dustin Lance Black holds this film back. The film tries to be a biographical drama about J.
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JamesL, Metacritic
14 November 2011
  • Summary: Well, I cannot think of much positive to say about this film. There was nothing new to be learned, no subplots developed, nothing revealed, and it just seemed like Eastwood was lost.
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