Year of Release: 2011
Director: Clint Eastwood
Approx. Running Time: 137 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"THOROUGHLY GRIPPING AND POWERFUL."
Stephen Rebello, PLAYBOY
LEONARDO DICAPRIO (INCEPTION, BLOOD DIAMOND STARS AS J. EDGAR HOOVER, head of the Federal Bureau of Invstigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, wit hthe admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Oscar winner Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby) directs and all-star cast including Naomi Watts (21 Grams), Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and, as Hoover's overprotective mother, Oscar winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love).
This movie featured a typically great performance from DiCaprio, but just seemed lackluster overall. I found myself not particularly engaged by the film and really annoyed at the horrible make-up job.
Rated R (MPAA)