WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > J > J. Edgar > Reviews

J. Edgar Reviews

J. Edgar

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Biography

Release Date :

November 11, 2011 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Clint Eastwood

Starring :

Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Ed Westwick, Damon Herriman, Judi Dench, Josh Lucas, Ken Howard, Lea Coco, Stephen Root, Jeffrey Donovan, Miles Fisher, Dermot Mulroney, Ryan McPartlin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 4

“..what a sprawling, befuddling, fascinating, frustrating mess of a movie..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
2.5 of 4

“..there's too much liquid latex to fight through, and not enough insight and nuance in the script..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..the movie's not about "two gay guys."..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
Review rate : C+

“..the movie manages only an overview of Hoover's career, while his motivations, sexual orientation and manipulative paranoid personality are made no clearer..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
Review rate : B+

“..offers a love story in which the hero struggles with his sexuality..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
3 of 4

“..leaves us with no tears, but also a bizarrely melodramatic coda about the power of love..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..impatience with the script's tendency to tell rather than show..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..far-from-perfect film is hobbled by uneven performances and a script studded with historical bullet points..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Review rate : B

“..dramatic essay about how the law and repression, heroism and corruption..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..almost entirely psychological..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
Reviewed by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader]
Reviewed by Peter Debruge [Variety]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]