Reviews: J. Edgar (2011)

Reviews for this film from our members:

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
Jason Bailey @ DVD Talk
Luke Bonanno @
Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
Enrique Buchichio @ [Spanish]
Victor Caballero @ [Spanish]
Daniel Carlson @
Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
Jaime N. Christley @ Slant Magazine
Bill Clark @
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters
Matt Goldberg @
Susan Granger @
Phil Hall @ Film Threat
MaryAnn Johanson @
[New – 10/3] | Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
Jeff Leins @
Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinema [French]
Glenn Lovell @
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
Dan Lybarger @
Piers Marchant @
Peter Martin @ Twitch
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: J. Edgar has a lot to go through and it sometimes forsakes good storytelling practice in order to do it. While Eastwood and the film’s writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk) have their own set of priorities – Eastwood seems to be dedicated to historical balance and Black wants to chart Hoover’s tentative romance with his assistant Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer) – the need to be a proper biopic, a greatest hits of all the moments for which we all know J. Edgar, drowns the film in detail.

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
Scott Nye @ The Rail of Tomorrow
John J. Puccio @ Movie Metropolis
Jamie S. Rich @ Portland Mercury
Jonathan Richards @
Jordan Richardson @ Canadian Cinephile
Diego Salgado @ FanDigital [Spanish]
Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

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