Let's make it clear that i watched the movie for Leonardo Di Caprio. He is a great actor and i can't say i ever watched a movie with him, and dissapoint me. He usually pick good movies and this one had an interesting storyline from the trailer as well. (Sorry, but i had no idea who J.Edgar was before the movie)
I said at start the Di Caprio usually has good movies. Unfortunately, i really disliked this one. While the story and J.Edgat were indeed something interesting to know about i was entirely bored with it. The movie is less than two hours, and i did double the time to watch it because i was doing breaks all time. His ideas and story, are still in my mind. I got the feeling of the movie, but it was like one of those boring history lessons at school. I struggled throught it because it made me sleepy. It wasn't the fact that it was slow as a movie, but mostly that it was like watching chapters of someone's life. It was losing on the connection of each period for me.
And not only that, but the make up was bad. You see, you meet J.Edgar and everyone from their start of their carreers until they are old and die. The make up, to make them look old was fake. When they had scenes like that, i could only think how bad was it opposite other movies out there. It just seemed so fake. The point was to see them old, but i was only seeing them as people who were trying to look old. There was just something really wrong with it and i was spending more time on looking at their faces, than what they were really doing.
I don't know if it's possible to portray this person's life easier or better. King's Speech was a slow movie too, but i wasn't bored. Neither with Temple Grandin, which are two movies i have fresh in my mind. I just wish it was more alive. To feel more real.