J. Edgar - The Movie
"J. Edgar" is a somber, enigmatic, darkly fascinating tale, and how could it be otherwise?The full review from the L.A. Times is available here. Roger Ebert also has a review, which is available here.
This brooding, shadow-drenched melodrama with strong political overtones examines the public and private lives of a strange, tortured man who had a phenomenal will to power. A man with the keenest instincts for manipulating the levers of government, he headed the omnipotent Federal Bureau of Investigation for 48 years. Though in theory he served eight presidents, in practice J. Edgar Hoover served only himself.