#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He slowly builds the agency’s reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover’s confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover’s life. Hoover’s memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in – the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger – and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he’s worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.
Plot: As the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life.
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A beautiful film about a hate figure portrayed favourably.
Leonardo DiCaprio has evolved as an actor beyond any expectation. His portrayal of J. Edgar Hoover was convincing in both his youth and old age. The film explores the private life of J.Edgar and controversially shows him in a rather sympathetic light. Although he is flawed and comes across as an awkward technocrat with delusions of granduear, he still manages to excel in his career and maintain personal relationships with the ones he cares for. The supporting cast does a great job playing their characters in both their younger and older versions, also the costumes and sets look beautiful without distracting. Unfortunately the make-up isn’t always brilliant when a younger actor is made to look older, particularly the character Clyde suffers from a severe case of cake-face when he’s shown as an older man. A beautiful film directed by Clint Eastwood, yet many will feel uncomfortable seeing a hate figure like J.Edgar Hoover portrayed so favourably.
Never has a movie’s trailer been so deceiving, teasing an epic biographical drama about the rise and fall of a powerful man with secrets that ruined him. But there’s no rise to be any fall or much of anything else for that matter. Leonardo DiCaprio, playing J. Edgar Hoover, bounces from boring one scene (and/or time period) to the next displaying no qualities of a person who, although flawed and now considered a joke, did make an impact. His innovations in fingerprinting, and the climb from a snoopy young agent to the head of the F.B.I., are treated as importantly as a midnight snack. And the only revelations are that he loved his mother and was a closeted homosexual, but even these stories play out like bad soaps. While segments following taut historical situations, like the Lindbergh kidnapping, build no suspense whatsoever leading only to Hoover screwing up the situation: time and time again. Most of the side-characters, from biographers to politicians to fellow agents to his closest friends, are used merely as counterpoint-mouthpieces: questioning everything Hoover says just in case the audience can’t figure out each lie on their own. DiCaprio is far better here than THE AVIATOR, where he was completely miscast playing a grownup. With his narrowed eyes fervently seeking purpose, he tries very hard, even in the fake looking old man makeup but with a script so lacking of any personal or historical significance, it feels like he’s treading water. But the worst crime, exceeding the fact most of the dialog occurs between two people who’d never (later on) revealed the conversations, is it’s downright boring. Director Clint Eastwood should either retire or go back to making action movies, because this clunker had no pulse whatsoever.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min), 2 hr 17 min (137 min) (USA)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer Dustin Lance Black
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson, Cheryl Lawson
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations.
Production Company Malpaso Company
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints) (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,740 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna Vivid 160T 8543, Eterna Vivid 500T 8547)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema