Friday, November 11, 2011

In Theaters : J. EDGAR (2011)

Official Synopsis : J. Edgar explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Genre: Drama, Biography

What to Expect : A Clint Eastwood history lesson following in the footsteps of "Changeling", "Flags of Our Fathers", "Letters From Iwo Jima" and "Invictus". If that doesn't convince you to watch it, maybe the flawless performance of Leonardo DiCaprio  will.

Critical Response : Mixed to negative. While most critics found the movie's art direction and DiCaprio's virtuoso performance to be among the stronger aspects of the movie, they had several issues with Eastwood's handling of the story and Black's script. Opinions varied wildly, with some critics talking about an underdeveloped and boring movie. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, however, gave the movie 3,5 out of 4 stars and called it, among others, a "fascinating" and "masterful" biopic. Rated 42% on Rottentomatoes.com from 49 positive and 69 negative reviews.

More Details : 

  • Starring : Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench.

  • Director : Clint Eastwood

  • Screenplay : Dustin Lance Black.

  • Running Time : 137 min.

  • Rating : R for brief strong language.

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