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Wise, late masterpiece,
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This review is from: J. Edgar [DVD + UV Copy]  (DVD)
This is a wise, mournful, profound late masterpiece from Clint Eastwood.
Easily his most ambitious project, it is a sweeping historical epic, spanning decades and a love story, whose poignancy is all the more powerful because it does not excuse the evil Hoover did as director of the F.B.I. A great movie that demands multiple viewing to appreciate the layers of meaning and incident encoded into the tight and highly compressed zig-zagging narrative.Technically, J. Edgar is a tour de force..low-key lighting, desaturated colour palette, period details of sets and costumes all feel impeccably right.
J. Edgar is an audacious mix of darkness, intelligence and complexity aimed at adult viewers that may seem out of step with contemporary critical tastes, but it also seems destined to age exceedingly well with time.