Sunday, January 22, 2012

J Edgar - Clint Eastwood

Decent watch, but nowhere near great.

Its covers the life of J Edgar Hoover, the main man of FBI , right from the days before there was an FBI. It covers the days of how he sets it up, his proclivities towards 'organising', his outlook and fears- real or imagined. Also a big theme, is the dominance of his mother, and his closeted sexuality.

Leaving aside the accuracy or otherwise of the depiction, the movie as such somehow didn't get anywhere near as gripping as Eastwood's other movies. Although luckily not as terrible as his last. Caprio is pretty good though.

Worth a watch, but don't sweat much if you miss it.

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