Sinner’s review published on Letterboxd :
☠ "No one freely shares power in Washington, D.C." ☠
☑ Leonardo DiCaprio
☑ Armie Hammer (Arm and Hammer, anyone?)
☑ Clint Eastwood directing
☑ American history
This is was going to be watched with my undivided attention. No exceptions. J. Edgar obviously is about him founding the FBI, but the question as I started to watch was how will J. Edgar Hoover be portrayed? Sure enough, Hoover is portrayed as a very, very unethical man with some questionable characteristics pertaining to his lifestyle (at the time mind you). Clint Eastwood literally draws out the worst things about Hoover and promotes the ugliest rumors (while proof of such rumors has been taken to the grave with Hoover and his closer companions).
If you are a fan of the acting behemoth known as DiCaprio, that gives you a great reason to watch this. Clint's directing streak has been solid as well. J. Edgar is not to be missed.