07 Feb '12, 10pm

Movie Review: J Edgar (M18, 137min): Perhaps it was his use of the worthless, almost gimmicky framing device of

We were a little sceptical, wondering how handsome former pin-up boy Leonardo DiCaprio was going to pull off playing J Edgar Hoover believably. But you've got to give it to the man, because he did. Yet despite having one of Hollywood's leading men pour himself into the role, Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar stumbles. True, tackling the life of Hoover, head of the FBI, through eight elected presidents and nearly a half-century of American democracy, is indeed a massive subject. And it's never easy to encapsulate an entire lifetime in just over two hours, although director Eastwood and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, do try. Unfortunately, "try" really isn't good enough, because in the end, the mystery and controversial history of the man remains. Usually the tautest of directors, Eastwood has gone all slovenly here, allowing his subject to get completely away from him. Perhaps it...

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