J. Edgar

(2011)

Genres: Biography, Drama

Review: J. Edgar

What our critics thought of J. Edgar

Christy Lemire
DiCaprio and Hammer are both tremendous.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
A great meeting of a director and a subject.

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Christy Lemire
The romance between Hoover and Tolson...creates major chemistry.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Eastwood...is able to create the sense of a really shadowy world.

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J. Edgar
J. Edgar Hoover was the head of the Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until he died in 1972; he added the word "Federal" to its title in 1935. Under the administrations of Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, he was, many believed, the second most powerful man in government. Now he has been dead for 39 years, and what most people probably think they know about him is that he liked to dress up like a woman. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun Times - 11/09/2011