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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Can't go wrong with DiCaprio - Best Buy F-

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    DiCaprio great as always!!! Advice --- purchase from Walmart instead. Best Buy advertises they have movies in-stock READY TO SHIP but actually their inventory is limited. They actually allow you to purchase movies that are BACKORDERED and keep giving you false ship dates. Save yourself a lot of trouble and just purchase them from Walmart that way you can actually be watching the movie instead of waiting on it. Again movie rates an A+ but Best Buy rates an F- (lower if there is such). AFTER READING THE REVIEW GUIDLELINES I AM PRETTY SURE THIS REVIEW WON'T GET POSTED. THAT'S OK --- IF BEST BUY KEEPS STICKING IT TO THEIR CUSTOMERS THERE WON'T BE ANY NEED FOR REVIEWS!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A descent movie

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    I'm not sure how historically factually it is but it is a good movie regardless.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Epic story of J. Edgar Hoover, former FBI Director

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    It is said that casting is everything and Eastwood, the Director, really got it right. The clothing, automobiles and social customs of about the 70 year period of the films story were very closely replicated, materially added to the story-telling and a fuller understanding of the saga by the audience. Filmed in color but most scenes were very dark which I am sure was the Directors desire to more effectively tell the story which was shrouded in mystery.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Entertaining

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    Epic yet boring. It explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful and controversial figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Biography

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    This is an extraordinarily well done film by Mr. Eastwood and the actors involved. Leaves the inquisitive mind with room to debate and discuss the possibilities of such an account.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great movie that tells a great story

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    This was a great movie that tells a great story about a very important person in US history. The acting and the cast were great. It was a little lengthy for my taste and a little confusing how the story jumped back to the beginning from time to time. But overall a very good movie and suggest it to anyone who likes historic films.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good movie, kind of boring

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    I bought it thinking I would learn a thing or two, but ended up falling asleep halfway through. Probably just my attention span.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Leo is great at these bio. pic.'s

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    Leo pulls off another stunning performance in this bio. on J. Edgar Hoover

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good film. Not great

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    Could have been more evoking. I think they chose the wrong director. But still good. Just not as good as I hoped it would be.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great movie!

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    It is a great movie. I like it so much and will watch it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    History comes alive

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    Leo being Leo. The CIA's dark secrets on the screen for us all to see--here's to hoping it's in the past!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Letdown of epic proportions

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    With no real knowledge of history, someone asked “who was the most powerful man in the country during the sixties and seventies” would probably answer with the name of a president. JFK, LBJ, or Nixon, most likely. And they’d be wrong. During all their turns as chief executive, only one man had all of them quaking in their boots. J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is dictating his autobiography to a young FBI agent and this provides the sequence of events for the film. The beginning of his relationship with long-time secretary and confidant Helen Gandy (played by Naomi Watts), the creation and growth of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and those prominent cases that helped to garner press coverage for the Bureau and Hoover specifically. Chief among those is the Lindbergh kidnapping. But we find out later during a private moment between Hoover and his deputy, Clyde Tolson (played by Armie Hammer) that his recollections are usually embellished and occasionally flat-out lies. And while the relationship of Hoover and Tolson has been the subject of much speculation, the film does little to explore it. If you read and remember my review of Water for Elephants, than you know I hate Leonardo DiCaprio. That hatred, however, has not stopped me from enjoying several of his movies in the theater and purchasing them on DVD. The Aviator, Blood Diamond, and, most recently, Inception to name a few. I also enjoy Clint Eastwood’s work as both a director and an actor despite serious missteps like True Crime and Blood Work. And while I’ve never liked Hoover, I was anxious to see this film on his life. When you start off intending to make a film about a paranoid, power-mad, cross-dresser with a penchant for blackmail and who is alleged to have had an affair with his second-in-command, ending up with a dull finished product is practically an accomplishment and that’s what happened. Perhaps any one film is not enough to offer real exploration of this polarizing historical figure, but with the cast and crew already mentioned and a script by the same writer who brought us the 2008 biopic Milk with Sean Penn in the title role, this was a disappointment and a rather significant one, at that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Filmography

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    I watch this movie quite often and still wonder why Leonardo DeCaprio does not get more awards for his craft of acting. Did you know Hoover was of African descent? His grandfather on his fathers side was "coloured" according to the census. But has since been altered. Check it out on fantompowa dot net.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Movie

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    One of Leo's best movies, based on a true story. Definitely check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    good movie

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    love the idea, leonard was good. but armie stoled the show.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent movie, indecent subject

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    One of the most divisive and powerful personalities of the 20th century deserves a biopic. This may not be the one needed, but at least somebody tried.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    good flick

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    Leo always delivers idk what would make anyone think differently

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Surprising

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    I didn't expect all that went on in the life of this man.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fair

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    A solid performance by Leonardo DiCaprio, but the story never got me and held me. Meh...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    J Edgar

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    Leo does it again. Percect casting and well acted !!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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