J. Edgar parents guide

J. Edgar Parent Guide

Release date November 9, 2011

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.

Why is J. Edgar rated R? The MPA rated J. Edgar R for brief strong language.

Run Time: 137 minutes

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J. Edgar
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is J. Edgar rated R? J. Edgar is rated R by the MPAA for brief strong language.

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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News About "J. Edgar"

Learn more about the real J. Edgar Hoover here.

Cast and Crew

J. Edgar is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of J. Edgar movie is February 21, 2012. Here are some details…

,i>J. Edgar releases to home video on February 21, 2012.

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