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J. Edgar Reviews

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February 17, 2012
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2012
Clint Eastwood's direction lacks focus, most notably in the film's pacing which makes J. Edgar's two-hour-plus running time feel even longer than it is,
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2012
Besides a rip roaring performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar suffers from the heavy handed direction of Clint Eastwood who manages to turn this biopic on one of the most notorious men of all time into an uninspired bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2012
Isn't it high time that Eastwood cut loose and made that third Orangutan movie?
January 29, 2012
the prolific veteran filmmaker, whose first feature as a director was released the same year as Spielberg's career kick-starter Duel (1971), enters his 80s with a rich and sophisticated biopic.
January 28, 2012
La detallada y convincente actuación de Leo DiCaprio (bajo quilos de maquillaje) es el principal atractivo de esta biografía de J. Edgar Hoover. Es cuando se desnuda su alma torturada que la película alcanza sus momentos más intensos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2012
It is a solid, expertly crafted biopic, and while it doesn't dive as deeply into its enigmatic central figure as I'd hoped it would that didn't make sitting in the theatre watching every single one of its 137 minutes any less enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2012
Jamais consegue oferecer qualquer tipo de resposta para perguntas obviamente importantes em uma biografia como esta, a começar pela mais relevante: quem era este homem?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2012
DiCaprio and Hammer work hard, but under Eastwood's half-hearted direction they merely seem like teenagers - wearing their father's suits, and with talcum powder salt-and-peppering their hair - out of their depth on a high school stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2012
Clint Eastwood misses the target, again, with laboured, sombre drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2012
DiCaprio does well to flesh out the figure beneath the fake jowls, wrinkles and liver spots, even if he does progressively resemble a waxworks dummy, but the film itself fails to come alive.
January 22, 2012
It's enjoyable, too evenly paced, and much inferior to Larry Cohen's 1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, a lively act of revenge starring Broderick Crawford as the pathetic, paranoid puritan.
January 21, 2012
DiCaprio's boyish looks don't age well, no matter how talented the make up team. For those familiar with Hoover's appearance, this is accentuated to a serious degree.
January 21, 2012
An elegant film from a classy filmmaker that will satisfy a discerning, intelligent audience
January 20, 2012
This muddled melodrama adds up to a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 20, 2012
Unfortunately, most will come out of viewing this film none the wiser about Hoover, but their faith in another DiCaprio triumph will be further endorsed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2012
Eastwood rather deftly suggests a man who is both naive and repressed, while making it clear that what really drove him was his work - and his ego.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2012
Hoover was one of the darkest figures in US history but Eastwood and his scriptwriter have forgiven all in a hazy resignation to old age coming to everyone and love being what matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 20, 2012
One part Charles Foster Kane to three parts Elmer Fudd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 20, 2012
Eastwood crafts a meticulous and elegiac portrait of the man, whose professional troubles were almost as fascinating as the rumours surrounding his close relationship with FBI assistant director Clyde Tolson.
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