|Official Artwork for J. Edgar|
So you pair together Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer and you get what clearly is an Oscar front-runner right? Well, Critics seem to have their own say on the matter as shockingly Reviews for Eastwood's eye-opening Biopic about American Law Enforcement figure J. Edgar Hoover, disappointingly are mixed ...so far.
Variety wasn't fully impressed saying: "J. Edgar Hoover's mystique lies in the fact that while he kept meticulous files with compromising details on some of America's most powerful figures, nobody knew the man's own secrets. Therefore, any movie in which the longtime FBI honcho features as the central character must supply some insight into what made him tick, or suffer from the reality that the Bureau's exploits were far more interesting than the bureaucrat who ran it -- a dilemma J. Edgar never rises above.".
The Hollywood Reporter appeared to like it, calling the Film: "A surprising collaboration that tackles its trickiest challenges with plausibility and good sense, while s.erving up a simmeringly caustic view of its controversial subject's behavior, public and private."
Although it's still early, you can read some additional Reviews here.
I'll be reviewing J. Edgar mid-week and will be sure to let you know my thoughts...
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