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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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Release Date: 9 November 2011 USA / 11 November 2011 Canada

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

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.

Of the many secrets in J. Edgar’s life, Director Clint Eastwood focuses on the man’s homosexual feelings for his assistant, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer).

J. Edgar is rated R: for brief strong language.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts
Studio: 2011 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for J. Edgar.

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