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J. Edgar

J. Edgar Hoover is best known for founding and being the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But there are many things about the man's personal life (as depicted in this biographically inspired movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio) that had the potential to reflect poorly on the image of the FBI. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 137
Theater Release: 09 Nov 2011
Video Release: 21 Feb 2012
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is J. Edgar Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Depictions of fighting, shooting, beating and explosion.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand conflict and weapons use (little blood or detail shown).

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of sexual slurs, mild sexual references, and profanity.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use.

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About the Reviewer: Donna Gustafson