J. Edgar

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Brief Synopsis: "As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life."

Overall Ranking: 1837 (Rank from 2011: # 92)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 4
Kevin McCarthy80(full review)
Skooch80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman65 - Interesting but frustratingly uneven.
(full review)
Bryan Lienesch54 - An astonishingly powerless essay on a very powerful man where the horrendous plastic facial props are the perfect metaphor for the misexecution of this movie.
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 3
Chris of This Is Madness50 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies43(full review)

People Involved

  • Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar Hoover)
  • Geoff Pierson (Mitchell Palmer)
  • Naomi Watts (Helen Gandy)
  • Josh Hamilton (Robert Irwin)
  • Judi Dench (Anna Marie Hoover)
  • Gunner Wright (Dwight Eisenhower)
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Palmers Daughter)
  • Adam Driver (Walter Lyle)
  • Armie Hammer (Clyde Tolson)
  • Ed Westwick (Agent Smith)
  • Jessica Hecht (Emma Goldman)
  • Clint Eastwood (Director)