A really long, slow, self indulgent movie from director Clint Eastwood about a fascinating man.
If you are patient with the movie there are some wonderful moments between Leonardo and Armie Hammer (who plays Hoovers right hand man/lover.) I think Armie’s performance as Clyde Tolson is my favorite I have seen all year. He had me crying my eyes out more than a few times.
Length and all, I am happy I saw the movie as I am ashamed to admit I did not know the full scope of J. Edgar Hoover and his impact on our current society.
Look out for:
Armie Hammer – I hope Armie is nominated and wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor this year. Wow! Who knew the guy who played the Winklevoss twins in Social Network was such an amazing actor.
You will like it if:
1.You are a history buff
2.You are curious to see Leonardo looking old, ugly, and large
3. You have 2.5 hours to kill
Would I go with my mom:
This is a good Dad movie. Especially if your Dad is like mine and enjoys reading large books about Presidents, Warren Buffett, and history.
Good date movie?
Oh my goodness no. It is way to long for a date. WAY to long.