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J. Edgar

It may be quite different when we list a series of events about J. Edgar Hoover, the powerful president of F.B.I. The events begin with the man who had been the head of that institution for nearly 50 years, starting to look at his career and personality unexpectedly.
Keywords:  #Armie Hammer #Clint Eastwood #J. Edgar #Leonardo DiCaprio #Naomi Watts
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Detroit News
November 11, 2011
Somehow J. Edgar manages to be both epic and empty.
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Eye for Film
September 26, 2013
With noirish lighting and most of the running time spent inside offices or cramped domestic rooms, Eastwood keeps the film claustrophobic, sometimes unpleasantly intimate.
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Bust Magazine
October 24, 2016
Anyone smell an Oscar?
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Time Out
January 17, 2012
A pleasing, intelligent film happy to describe Hoover's behaviour as monstrous but too balanced and searching to damn him as a monster.
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Philadelphia Weekly
May 03, 2015
It's a deeply silly movie. American history as kitsch, played out like a drag show.
Film.com
November 11, 2011
Here's that J. Edgar Hoover biopic you asked for, or at least something that meets all the technical requirements to be considered one.
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In These Times
April 13, 2016
A large, self-important, incident-by-incident biopic crammed with luxuriant period detail, laden with old-age make-up and powered by meticulous but riskless acting.
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Globe and Mail
November 11, 2011
Usually the tautest of directors, Clint Eastwood has gone all slack here, allowing his subject to get completely away from him.
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Newark Star-Ledger
November 11, 2011
Although Hoover's luster faded as his career went on, Eastwood's movie seems wan from the start.
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
DiCaprio never measures up to the task of creating a plausible interpretation of what enabled Hoover to be both heroic and maniacal.
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Epoch Times
July 03, 2016
J Edgar Hoover, at least as presented here, was not a particularly interesting or likeable individual. It gets boring quickly.
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The New Republic
June 20, 2013
The Hoover material is ugly and very American, and it might have made an authentic monster story. But the picture offered is muddled, cautious, and at cross purposes.
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