J. Edgar Reviews
Leonardo DiCaprio is engaging from beginning to end, and to see him age from his 20s to his 70s is fascinating. Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts are great as J. Edgar Hoover's associate/maybe lover Clyde Tolson and secretary Helen Gandy respectively, and Judi Dench provides a good performance in her small role as Hoover's mother. It's not Clint Eastwood's best work, but it's nowhere near as god-awful as you may have heard. History buffs will find it very fascinating. 9/10.
Makeup could have been worse, but the drama is solid, Eastwood's signature lighting and visuals are exquisite as always for these biopics, and though it is sporadic in timeline continuity with sudden flashbacks and flash forwards, it still benefits (but to a fault) with a strong central performance from DiCaprio.
good perfomance by diCaprio