J. Edgar
  • Directors(s)

    Clint Eastwood

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    20/01/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Biopic

  • Approx. running minutes

    137m

  • Cast

    Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Hamilton, Naomi Watts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Geoff Pierson

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Film

J. Edgar

Contains infrequent strong language

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly fifty years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

  • Directors(s)

    Clint Eastwood

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    20/01/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Biopic

  • Approx. running minutes

    137m

  • Cast

    Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Hamilton, Naomi Watts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Geoff Pierson

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

J. EDGAR is a biopic of J.Edgar Hoover, the founder and head of the FBI.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k', 'c***sucker') as well as milder terms including 'damn', 'Jesus' and 'Christ'.

Scenes of moderate violence include shoot-outs between police and mobsters, without strong detail.

There is an implied mild sex scene as a man listens to an audio tape of a couple making love.

There is some verbal description of what happened to the kidnapped and murdered Lindbergh baby in 1932, and brief sight of a tiny skeleton half hidden by leaves.

There are several uses of discriminatory language ('negro') but the term is not used in a pejorative sense and it is simply reflecting the common terminology of the period in which the film is set.

  • Classified date

    16/11/2011

  • BBFC reference

    AFF284206

  • Language

    English