O que se diz lá fora sobre J. EDGAR, de Clint Eastwood:
«As a period biopic, J. EDGAR is masterful. Few films span seven decades this comfortably.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«Mr. Eastwood doesn't just shift between Hoover's past and present, his intimate life and popular persona, he also puts them into dialectic play, showing repeatedly how each informed the other.»
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
«Any movie in which the longtime FBI honcho features as the central character must supply some insight into what made him tick, or suffer from the reality that the Bureau's exploits were far more interesting than the bureaucrat who ran it - a dilemma J. EDGAR never rises above.»
Peter Debruge, Variety.
«This surprising collaboration between director Clint Eastwood and MILK screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tackles its trickiest challenges with plausibility and good sense, while serving up a simmeringly caustic view of its controversial subject's behavior, public and private.»
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.
«J. EDGAR turns out to be one of the worst ideas anybody's ever had, a mendacious, muddled, sub-mediocre mess that turns some of the most explosive episodes of the 20th century into bad domestic melodrama and refuses to take any clear position on one of American history's most controversial figures.»
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com.