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J. Edgar

Rated R for brief strong language.

R In Theaters 11/9/2011 , 137min.
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Viewer Score
72%
Viewer score based on 122 ratings
59%
Critic score based on 41 reviews

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September 10, 2012
paparayrayr
UNDER RATED MASTERPIECE
April 12, 2012
sr00000000118364
A pretty good movie but it was a little slow. The story was ok and the acting was descent.
March 09, 2012
snipernlucky
If one needs a bio for a term paper on Mr. Hover, Then this is the one to rent. Otherwise its just that......a very good bio. Rent anything esle for entertainment. While this movie, (as all Clint Movies) is really well done and Leonardo does a great acting job, Its just not that entertaining.
February 26, 2012
jackd1207
Not many redeeming qualities in this film. I was extremely dissatified with the storyline. The makeup was pitiful. I found myself asking \"how do they know any of this crap was said, or happened anywhere close to what was depicted in the movie?\". I had come to expect more from a Clint Eastwood directed movie.
January 30, 2012
lha2136947
Worst movie I saw in years. Very confusing. No real plot. Poor script. Totally disappointed.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Variety
Any movie in which the longtime FBI honcho features as the central character must supply some insight into what made him tick, or suffer from the reality that the Bureau's exploits were far more interesting than the bureaucrat who ran it -- a dilemma J. Edgar never rises above. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
All of it makes for a rollicking, outsize tale of overweening ambition and palace intrigue, but J. Edgar instead plays it safe in a turgid, back-and-forth series of tableaux that look as if they were filmed from behind a scrim soaked in weak tea. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
J. Edgar shines a probing beam of light on a man who was widely feared, often disliked, but rarely understood. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
J. Edgar, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, is at war with itself, and everyone loses...Mr. Eastwood's ponderous direction, a clumsy script by Dustin Lance Black and ghastly slatherings of old-age makeup all conspire to put the story at an emotional and historical distance. It's a partially animated waxworks. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
At least Leonardo DiCaprio, grounded and sure, has commitment to spare. His portrayal of Hoover is undeniably terrific. Full Review
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