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DiCaprio does a fine job of staying in character (including his East Coast accent), and if his makeup as an older man isn't completely convincing, the dark palette employed by cinematographer Tom Stern throughout the movie (even a daytime scene at a racetrack finds most of the spectators' faces shadowed by their hat brims) makes that much less apparent. As for Eastwood, he has long since established himself as a master of his craft, and although the lengthy J. Edgar has its tedious moments, this is an engaging, admirable film. And while Hoover was almost totally humorless, the movie isn't; it's unlikely that the scene in which Hoover receives the news of John F. Kennedy's assassination while secretly listening to an audiotape of King having illicit sex really happened, but it sure is entertaining. --Sam Graham
"Information is power."
In the past few decades, Clint Eastwood has become one of America's finest directors, and I admit I'm a big fan of his movies. Read more
Not a Leonardo fan. Wanted to see it FTSOC with Eastwood as director films. It took me off guard by being a fine film. Well done all around. Far more interesting than I expected. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bonita
Hoover as a character study has great potential, but unfortunately neither the script nor lead actor meet up to the man in real life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Commancer
Good acting. disappointed in Director Clint Eastwoods version. Spent too much time on Hoover's sexual lifestyle rather than his accomplishments.Published 2 months ago by Albert P.