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J Edgar Movie Universally Panned
« on: November 19, 2011, 03:34:26 PM »
I'm surprised to see the reviews on here, normally Eastwood is so lauded and I did think Gran Torino was awesome. Million Dollar Baby was eh...this looks bad:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/j_edgar/

"Somehow J. Edgar manages to be both epic and empty."

"Usually the tautest of directors, Clint Eastwood has gone all slack here, allowing his subject to get completely away from him."

"Although Hoover's luster faded as his career went on, Eastwood's movie seems wan from the start."

"Mr. Eastwood's ponderous direction, a clumsy script by Dustin Lance Black and ghastly slatherings of old-age makeup all conspire to put the story at an emotional and historical distance. It's a partially animated waxworks."

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Re: J Edgar Movie Universally Panned
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 10:02:36 PM »
I knew the old age De Caprio wouldn't help things.
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Re: J Edgar Movie Universally Panned
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 10:06:53 PM »
I knew the old age De Caprio wouldn't help things.

It will be the Emmy award winning J. Edgar...because it will win the Emmy for best makeup  :o
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Re: J Edgar Movie Universally Panned
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 10:08:20 PM »
I knew the old age De Caprio wouldn't help things.

It will be the Emmy award winning J. Edgar...because it will win the Emmy for best makeup  :o

How could anyone look at that and thin they did a good job? Perhaps I shouldn't blame the artist who was just doing his job as best he could. How could a director or producer think that looks decent?
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Re: J Edgar Movie Universally Panned
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 10:10:40 PM »
I knew the old age De Caprio wouldn't help things.

It will be the Emmy award winning J. Edgar...because it will win the Emmy for best makeup  :o

How could anyone look at that and thin they did a good job? Perhaps I shouldn't blame the artist who was just doing his job as best he could. How could a director or producer think that looks decent?

:D Well...in Hollywood, it's often a case of more is thought to be better, so in this case they went wild with it. I thought Eastwood was a good director, I'll withhold judgment on this film until/if I ever see it but those awards are more favoritism than based on merit anyhow.
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Re: J Edgar Movie Universally Panned
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 10:34:34 PM »
I knew the old age De Caprio wouldn't help things.

It will be the Emmy award winning J. Edgar...because it will win the Emmy for best makeup  :o

How could anyone look at that and thin they did a good job? Perhaps I shouldn't blame the artist who was just doing his job as best he could. How could a director or producer think that looks decent?

:D Well...in Hollywood, it's often a case of more is thought to be better, so in this case they went wild with it. I thought Eastwood was a good director, I'll withhold judgment on this film until/if I ever see it but those awards are more favoritism than based on merit anyhow.

Hey, I'm an Eastwood fan although I dislike Hollywood in general. I remember that was my first comment when I saw the ads for this film. DeCaprio looks like a freakin' ET.
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Re: J Edgar Movie Universally Panned
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 09:07:01 AM »
Hey, ET was a good flick  >:( >:( :D
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