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J Edgar Review

J Edgar Rating:  2.5/5

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J Edgar Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive (CNN IBN)

Regarded as one of the most controversial figures in recent US history, the late J Edgar Hoover gets shortchanged with a surprisingly dull biopic from director Clint Eastwood, who appears to have come up with a new cure for insomnia with this deathly boring epic.J Edgar stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hoover, but the actor plays him with a distracting clipped accent, his face often buried under layers of unconvincing old-age makeup. It’s an earnest performance by a committed actor. But DiCaprio’s take on Hoover, who spent roughly 40 years as Director of the FBI, doesn’t have the same spark as his portrayal of Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator.I’m going with a generous two out of five for Clint Eastwood’s J Edgar. Watch it for DiCaprio’s earnest performance; watch it also to see how an opportunity has been lost.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Alex O Brien Site:Times Of India

In fact, most of the movie sees Leo tracing the various stages of Edgar’s life and career as he calls the shots within the four walls of the great city of Washington. Leo actually plays the perfect balance between the frenzied young law enforcer with a zeal to do something different and the old Edgar who hates the Bolsheviks and is just not willing to give up that hot seat.Really wanna know how power could actually drive you up the wall… and get you to do things you would not otherwise? Watch it.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Mrigank Dhaniwala Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance; the engaging screenplay. What’s Bad: The last few minutes of the drama, which seem unnecessary. Verdict: J. Edgar is a good drama which will do fair business at the Indian box-office. Watch it for Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting and for the insight it offers into the American establishment.

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