J. Edgar

The Most Powerful Man in the World


J. Edgar
Clint Eastwood's latest biopic takes a look at the life of J. Edgar Hoover, who built and ran the FBI for 50 years. A complex individual, he amassed secret dossiers on everyone of note, and used this to secure his position and influence as presidents came and went. His public persona, however, was very different to what happened behind closed doors.

137 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13.
Biographical, Crime, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit
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Now where did she go?

Credits

Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Ken Howard
Director
Clint Eastwood
ScreenplayDustin Lance Black
MusicClint Eastwood
CinematographyTom Stern
EditingJoel Cox, Gary Roach
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2011
Produced byImagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Wintergreen Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiography, drama
LanguageInfrequent, mild
NudityNone
SexMildly implied
ViolenceInfrequent, mild, brief (in context)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote icon'Edgar' die swakker pyl in Clint se koker.
10
Box Office
James Rocchi quote iconJ. Edgar represents a low point no Eastwood aficionado can ignore.
1
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAs a period biopic, J. Edgar is masterful.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAs it stands, J. Edgar is ultimately hurt by not knowing what information and storytelling needed the most focus.
10
Metacritic.com
42 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
199 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLeonardo DiCaprio gives a predictably powerhouse performance, but J. Edgar stumbles in all other departments with cheesy makeup, poor lighting, confusing narrative, and humdrum storytelling.
9
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
51 critics
12

What the People say

Internet
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14

Average .. 52%

10

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