Like someone said on the wall of this film, it might need a rewatch to be sure of its rating. I'm quite sure anyway that my first judgement was right.
Ne ho sentito parlare così male che mi ero arreso all'idea che questo J.Edgar fosse un fiasco. Invece devo dire che mi è piaciuto, sopratutto per la capacità di tracciare una figura costantemente ambigua, mitomane e vanagloriosa ma estremamente umana. Il ritmo poi non l'ho trovato blando, e lo script è interessante. Il trucco è terribile, non tanto quello di Di Caprio (bravissimo) quanto quello di Hammer. *** e 1/2
Fail. The lighting is way too dark for no reason and i couldn't even concentrate on what the actors were saying with that shitty make up job. Boring and completely ignores the COINTELPRO years. And they make Tolson into a effing queen! This is my first Eastwood directed film and I'm not excited about seeing anything else of his.
J. Edgar is what I thought it would be, or perhaps feared it would be. It is good and Leonardo DiCaprio is great, but it is often dry and tedious, covers way too much ground, way too many historical events, and too many decades to be appropriate for an only 137 minute film. The makeup is not very convincing and some viewers may find it distracting. Clint Eastwood has directed much better films.
Another great one from Eastwood. The best part of this was that is was not just about the character of Hoover, but it was about the whole political atmosphere of the time and the political structure and its loopholes, which gave the opportunity for people like Hoover to take advantage from it. The film had nice and enjoyable feeling right from the start.
Nowhere near as bad as I was led to believe it to be, but also not the underrated film that I hoped for. Just OK. Honestly, as big a fan as I am of Eastwood, this is a biopic/story that probably would have been better served by someone like Oliver Stone giving it the full-on conspiracy treatment.
I'll admit, I have not have seen much Eastwood. I also have not have seen this film for quite sometime. But you know what, I have yet to be convinced that this film is poor. The make-up? Supported by the films play of reality and illusion. Acting? All solid. Script/this never happened? Good script/does not matter. I am growing more confident this is (MASTERPIECE) upper echelon Eastwood. I'll confirm on a re-watch.
This movie lets you to know over the course of two and a half hours that J. Edgar Hoover was probably gay or at the very least kind of an asexual douchebag, though barely touching on anything remarkable he did and it ignores the fact that Bruno Richard Hauptman was innocent. In some weird way it accomplishes the message of the film as being distracted by the gay overtones and not the actual crimes or solving them.
Some movies do not need to be made, some peoples life stories do not need to be told. This was one.
Despite a DiCaprio's convincing performance, and the inclusion of supposedly hot-button sexual issues, this film was a dragging, morose mess, with Dustin Black's trudging script, so burdened with significance, playing chief. The ugly chiaroscuro lighting and Oscar-bait direction made this a slog I'd never endure again.
I couldn't really connect with the J. Edgar and Clyde relationship, and seeing as how it's the central driving force of the film I was left to ponder the film's less revealing underlying implications. These I enjoyed very much, such as the surely intentional comparisons similar security issues the US faces today. The AUMF, the Patriot Act... Hoover probably would have advocated these himself.
Clint Eastwood tells the story of America alongside the story of a powerful and unhappy man. A man who had everything and nothing at the same time. He died without knowing who he really was. Good. But far from being one of Eastwood's best. However, Leonardo DiCaprio is fantastic as usual.
çökmek üzere olan kapitalist sistemi öven sosyalizmi aşağılayan yazılarla başlıyor.amerika ile rusyanın soğuk savaş yıllarında başlayan cadı avı muhalif olan herkesi baskı ile susturduklarını,amerikada hala hiçbir sol hareketin uzun yıllardır olmamasından nasıl bastırıldığını tahmin edebilmek güç değil..yine güven kaybeden bi birim olan FBI övülüyor.
Good acting, I guess. But with the intermittent footage showing young J. Edgar and old J. Edgar back and forth for no good reason, the narrative isn't coherent enough. And poor Armie Hammer sports some of the worst aging make-up I've ever seen. It's a good thing (spoiler) his character has a stroke, because if he had to actually move his face, the make-up would hold up even less than it already did.
Nothing fancy about this one, some uses of archives are interesting but apart from this it's lot of greys, beiges and blacks. The story is really appealing since the narration is being cut in a quite disturbing way (not hard to follow, but not pleasing either.) And this poor Clyde fellow really looks like an alien, especially when you see his shadow being the glass door.