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Yesika W (kr) wrote: loved this movie, though the ending is sad.
Richard R (ag) wrote: Crude to the point of stupid in many places
Caitlin L (fr) wrote: Truly shows you should look below the surface to see true beauty.
Greg W (mx) wrote: this is one of the few times i'm happy 2b re-writing all these damn reviews but this classy MGM A pix has it all gable/macdonald/tracy kick ass song and "one take" woody directing.
Tatsuhito K (au) wrote: A fascinating biopic of J. Edgar Hoover. I've seen the film a couple times now and I have to say this is one of Eastwood's most underrated films to date. Sure, the makeup and prosthetics do not work at all, and it is poorly lit throughout (plus the usual, overly de-saturated look you get in every Eastwood film makes it even harder to tell what's going on.) But for the majority of runtime, I found the story absolutely riveting. It humanizes its titular character, who, apparently, was a racist and homophobe, and delves deep into what made him such a powerful and controversial figure, public and private. I thought his relationship with his domineering mother, played brilliantly by Judi Dench, was interesting and his lifelong companionship with Clyde Tolson (a sublime Armie Hammer) was even more fascinating. It is a film that balances the liberal sensibility of its writer and the conservatism of its director, and standing in between them is DiCaprio, whom, I have to say, is very convincing as Hoover. It is a masterfully told tale of secret and power, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. "J. Edgar" is a solid piece of work.
Scott E (mx) wrote: whiniest 14-year-old boy voice possible: "But MOM!!?! What about my documentary?"
Luca V (gb) wrote: I would gladly prefer to consume cow dung for an entire week than sit through this family-flop again.