Written November 13, 2011
A very good biopic spanning the career of a fascinating individual.
Written November 12, 2011
Fascinating lesson about the beginning of modern crime techniques. So much there I didn't know, including J Edgars Hoovers relationship with his top executive! What a paranoid, troubled man. Go, it is worth it. The movie is slow in pace but the beautiful cinematography and acting makes it compelling.
Written November 10, 2011
Trash acting like Twilight may make some bucks, but thank God our country still has some actors that really take acting seriously like Leonardo. Even if I don't like the subject in any of his films, there is true acting that most American actors have forgotten and instead they are just personalities. Great acting!!!
Written November 17, 2011
If you are looking for special effects, lots of action or edge of your seat drama this movie is not for you. It is a thinking person's film and most likely because it is methodical in nature, if you are from the new age of constant over stimulation you will be dissapointed. It was really an in depth character study of a man that was brilliant gone radical and over zealous about all the wrong things. It reveals all his secrets and weaknesses, he got his karma, because basically he framed and revealed everyone else's character flaws while hiding his own. Only difference was they were usually in the height of power, while he has been long dead. The acting was great and over all the movie is a great bio-documentary for the old saying "Ultimate power ultimately corrupts." Definitely not for children, as they would not be able to relate and it would move way too slow for them. I really enjoyed it but DeCaprio's makeup for the older J. Edgar bothered me, looked too phoney.
Written November 15, 2011
He was one of the most interesting men of the 20th. century.
I happen to be old enough to remember Hoover & this movie did not tell his story. It was way to politically correct.