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Leon On December 28, 2019




San Diego, California
#1New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 03:09:06
This film is a character study film. And J Edgar Hoover, the founder of the FBI, was a very unique character indeed, so it was natural that a biopic be done about the person. A seemingly daunting task, the very talented Leonardo DeCaprio probably gives his finest acting performance yet, which, of course, is saying a lot, already with 3 Oscar nominations under his belt. From the body transformation, down to the vocal style, one can tell how much sincere effort was put into this performance, certainly worthy of an Oscar, which would be his first, and definitely certain to win an another nomination this winter.

It is what drives the film, really, as the plot itself, a trap that many biopics of this nature seem to fall into, including Leonardo’s previous “Aviator”, is long and almost pointless at times. However, JEdgar was not a normal man, one who adored professionalism and dedication in his, or any line of, work during the often mono-toned 40’s and 50’s America, and carried this over into a purposely unfulfilled personal life, always speaking with polished clarity even when in social situations. And, due to the fine performance of DeCaprio, we remain captivated throughout and up to the end of this four star film.
CharmmyVee On November 24, 2012

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Here, way out here, New Mexico
#2New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 03:16:09
@Leon Said

This film is a character study film. And J Edgar Hoover, the founder of the FBI, was a very unique character indeed, so it was natural that a biopic be done about the person. A seemingly daunting task, the very talented Leonardo DeCaprio probably gives his finest acting performance yet, which, of course, is saying a lot, already with 3 Oscar nominations under his belt. From the body transformation, down to the vocal style, one can tell how much sincere effort was put into this performance, certainly worthy of an Oscar, which would be his first, and definitely certain to win an another nomination this winter.

It is what drives the film, really, as the plot itself, a trap that many biopics of this nature seem to fall into, including Leonardo’s previous “Aviator”, is long and almost pointless at times. However, JEdgar was not a normal man, one who adored professionalism and dedication in his, or any line of, work during the often mono-toned 40’s and 50’s America, and carried this over into a purposely unfulfilled personal life, always speaking with polished clarity even when in social situations. And, due to the fine performance of DeCaprio, we remain captivated throughout and up to the end of this four star film.


You just like Leonardo.
Delta62 On May 03, 2020
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manchester, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:03:00
@CharmmyVee Said

You just like Leonardo.



Leon is Leonardo
CharmmyVee On November 24, 2012

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Here, way out here, New Mexico
#4New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:08:02
@Delta62 Said

Leon is Leonardo



Giving his own movie 4 stars.

Delta62 On May 03, 2020
Natural asshole





manchester, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:11:53
@CharmmyVee Said

Giving his own movie 4 stars.




Leon On December 28, 2019




San Diego, California
#6New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:45:08
@CharmmyVee Said

Giving his own movie 4 stars.




And don't you forget it!
CharmmyVee On November 24, 2012

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Here, way out here, New Mexico
#7New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:49:25
@Leon Said

And don't you forget it!



Leon On December 28, 2019




San Diego, California
#8New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:50:28



Is that a girl or boy?
CharmmyVee On November 24, 2012

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Here, way out here, New Mexico
#9New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:51:09
@Leon Said

Is that a girl or boy?




It's Amanda Bynes
Leon On December 28, 2019




San Diego, California
#10New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:55:48
@CharmmyVee Said

It's Amanda Bynes



Oh okay.


Who is Amanda Bynes?
Dark_Tink On December 30, 2018
<3 Boobie <3





, Canada
#11New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:58:01
Looks like a good movie. Just might get around to watching it.




@Leon Said

Is that a girl or boy?

A bit from column A and a bit from column B

@Leon Said

Oh okay.


Who is Amanda Bynes?


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454945/
CharmmyVee On November 24, 2012

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#12New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 04:59:52
@Leon Said

Oh okay.

Who is Amanda Bynes?



ThePainefulTruth On May 06, 2013
Verum est Deus


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Peoria, Arizona
#13New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 07:11:41
I was disappointed overall what with the talent available. It was absolutely humorless (perhaps a feat in itself) and ultimately pointless. I was hoping it would come up with some information to flesh out his story but it left more questions than it answered. Even his sexuality was portrayed in a confusing way. And the one thing I really hoped it would get into was his involvement with LBJ (the most evil president we've ever had and I mean that in every way, even given what we don't know about him), and his still incomprehensible decision not to run for a second term. Instead it spends a lot of time on the Lindbergh kidnapping which was big at the time, but historically, a minor footnote.

The one thing I did learn about was his ruthless methods for hogging headlines in high profile cases, and his vindictiveness towards others like Melvin Purvis who gained the spotlight. 7/10
ReAdSaLoT On September 23, 2019




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#14New Post! Nov 24, 2011 @ 08:13:25
I've been anxious to see this, but am curious about how they handle certain aspects of his life. I realize they have to give respect to a man of this stature, but do they cover his cross dressing in his personal life? Is there much insight into him as a person? I'd be disappointed otherwise.
I didn't care for Leo when he was young, but I've grown to respect him. He's honed his talent well and is a superb actor.
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