J. Edgar Reviews

  • J. Edgar
    • Genre : Drama, Biography
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 137 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Official Site : http://jedgarmovie.warnerbros.com/
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Movie Reviews

  • what a sprawling, befuddling, fascinating, frustrating mess of a movie
    2.5 of 4 by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail ]
  • there's too much liquid latex to fight through, and not enough insight and nuance in the script
    2.5 of 4 by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer ]
  • the movie's not about "two gay guys."
    3 of 4 by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune ]
  • the movie manages only an overview of Hoover's career, while his motivations, sexual orientation and manipulative paranoid personality are made no clearer
    Review rate : C+ by Tom Long [Detroit News ]
  • offers a love story in which the hero struggles with his sexuality
    Review rate : B+ by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal ]
  • leaves us with no tears, but also a bizarrely melodramatic coda about the power of love
    3 of 4 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 ]
  • dramatic essay about how the law and repression, heroism and corruption
    Review rate : B 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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