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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]

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