SATUR­DAY J EDGAR

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

11.20PM, TDT ★★

This cu­ri­ous biopic of FBI found­ing direc­tor J. Edgar Hoover side­steps pro­vok­ing the ex­treme re­ac­tions the sub­ject freely wel­comed through­out his long ca­reer. The one fac­tor sure to main­tain in­ter­est is a care­fully nu­anced por­trayal of Hoover by Leonardo DiCaprio. Though of­ten buried be­neath sev­eral lay­ers of la­tex jowls DiCaprio never loses his grasp of a no­to­ri­ously slip­pery char­ac­ter.

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