Di Caprio is probably one of the finest talents of his generation and along with Eastwood, brings genuine star power J.Edgar.Clint ,of course, is obsessed with Orson's shadows and light contrast since he won the oscar for Unforgiven and does more of the same with J.Edgar, but not to the extent of Pretty Baby.
The film takes us from now to then to now.
His mom was a creepy racist, he was lonely with no friends save for his gay right hand man.
Hoover was a confused, paranoid, dangerous patriotic visionary.

The film is 30 minutes too long. Leo gets the Oscar.

4 stars classic 3 stars great  2 stars good  1 star fair

2 1/2 stars