J. Edgar

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  137 min.
Release Date: November 11, 2011
DVD: February 21, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.74
based on 424 votes and 134 reviews
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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench, Dermot Mulroney, Lea Thompson, Ed Westwick, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Stults, Emily Alyn Lind


The first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years. His position gave him enormous power, causing him to become both feared and admired, reviled and revered.

Power, however, often goes hand-in-hand with corruption, and behind closed doors, Hoover held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Brian Grazer, Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz
Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black
Official Site: jedgarmovie.com

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  • 2 stars "i was hoping for some real insight in this film, but there was none. too long, bad make-up and wasted performances. mr. eastwood missed the mark on this one."
  • 3 stars "leonardo dicaprio delivers in the role as j.edgar hoover. an interesting drama about his life."
  • 2 stars "below average movie. eastwood ought to have done better. di caprio was good, but the movie only touches upon the complexities of hoover."