J. Edgar | ★★★★★★★
Sometimes a movie is a bit more than the plot or the acting. For sure both were pretty good in J. Edgar. Yet the man seemed to trump everything else in this movie. Seeing how J. Edgar Hoover centralized fingerprints and other information nationally was so impressive. The portrayal of how he envisioned a federal organization that would fight crime and enforce the law caused me to appreciate his genius. His methodology seems to be the basis of current day crime scene investigations. The flick does not hide his many imperfections but seems to faithfully tell his story - cross dressing and all.
I recommend J. Edgar and, on a scale of ten, I give it ★★★★★★★