J. Edgar Movie Review: Clint Eastwood Paints His Picture

by at . Comments

Clint Eastwood has made a movie in J. Edgar that is done with broad strokes that at times can feel slow, but still adds up to a decent piece of cinema. J. Edgar Hoover was the nation’s longest-running lawman while he headed up and, frankly, started the FBI. Eastwood cast Leonardo DiCaprio and charged the actor with encompassing decades of an icon’s life. DiCaprio meets the challenge and deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his efforts.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
  • 3.5 / 5.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
User Rating:

Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (4 Votes)
Tags: , ,
Like Us On Facebook

Want more good stuff like this?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest movie news delivered to your inbox for free!

From Around the Web

More From Movie Fanatic

Magic-in-the-moonlight-colin-firth-emma-stone

Magic in the Moonlight Review: Woody Allen's Illusionary Rom-Com

Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight arrives starring Colin Firth as one of the world's leading magicians. Our Magic in the Moonlight review finds that Firth is the only thing that is magical about this film.
Cast-of-guardians-of-the-galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Review: Out of This World!

Guardians of the Galaxy is a revelation of superhero and cinematic awesomeness. Our Guardians of the Galaxy review cannot recommend the Marvel movie more.
Get-on-up-chadwick-boseman-is-james-brown

Get On Up Review: Chadwick Boseman Gets The Funk Out!

The James Brown story comes to life in the electric and inspiring Get On Up. Chadwick Boseman stuns as Brown, our Get On Up review proudly states.
Lorde-photo

Mockingjay Part 1: Lorde Scores Theme Song, Will Oversee Soundtrack

Lorde has been hired to pen the theme song to Mockingjay Part 1 and curate the soundtrack. The first part of the two-part final The Hunger Games movie lands in November.