Risky and bold depiction of a very controversial figure. Award deserving portayals by all. Could be confusing for those who did not live through at least part of that period or may not have a fair grasp of the history. Entertaining and mind-provoking. I was mad at myself for briefly feeling sorry for Edgar, but the movie reveals so much of the mindsets that shaped our nation through the first 75 years of that century. That is, if you consider the 70's an improvement. Makes you think! -62 yr old.