Spoilt alert! Hoover was a sexually repressed anal retentive Mama's boy with a steadily upramping sense of pure pointless power, purposeful only in it's own exercising...now do Senator McCarthy!!!! God knows they, if the records still existed, unredacted, the accounting would reveal more lives destroyed than saved.....speech off, soapbox in the shower....
Scrupuleux et solide biopic sur une figure marquante de l'histoire politico-policière des Etats-Unis, cette oeuvre solide et massive, construite à travers les mémoires que dicte Hoover à un plumitif de service, bien plus étayée que la version peu connue de L. Cohen , mérite surtout le détour pour l'extraordinaire interprétation de Di Caprio, décidément au sommet de ses moyens et de ses facettes... www.cinefiches.com
At times DiCaprio's performance as the elderly Hoover feels like a cross between Orson Welles and Jon Voight, but I actually think Leo is quite good here. This feels like less of a personal statement than more recent Eastwood affairs, more like what you'd expect of an awards season biopic from 2011, but as in so many Westerns we watch as the myth an iconic American has built up around themselves slowly unravels.
La figura emblemática enfrentada a esos fantasmas íntimos. Lo mejor de "J. Edgar" es cuando el develamiento del rostro homoerótico es sugerente, lo equívoco es cuando se muestra casi vulgar. Esa imagen de la madre castrante y represiva, como el ataque de celos de un amante.
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.
Very well edited picture but with a script that seems to have been somewhat muted in its depiction of Hoover's private life. What should have been a career best performance for Leonardo DiCaprio however is overshadowed by Armie Hammer who steals every scene he is in. Tom Stern's camera work and fine makeup work add to the finished product. Not one of Eastwood's best but well worth seeing.
It was good to know how the FBI was created. It was also good to know when, why and how the judicial system evolved to incorporate forensics and the scientific method, ornamenting a practically medieval description of justice. Everything else was a tangible drama, in excess of both flaws so distinct they seem almost taboo to comprehend, and dialogue furnished with the fascinating elucidation of details.