The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Larry Cohen's pseudo-biography of J. Edgar Hoover (Broderick Crawford) was virtually howled off the screens upon its release in 1977. Today, with the cross-dressing Hoover so much a matter of historical record that even Oliver Stone didn't bother to make too much of a point of it in Nixon, the Cohen film plays more like a dramatic re-enactment rather than the puerile paranoid fantasy it appeared to be at the time. Unfortunately, Cohen's method is part exploitation and part historical tableau. On the one hand, Cohen dramatizes historical moments in Hoover's momentous life story… More
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"Part sleazy sexual exploitation and part stilted realpolitik historical tableau."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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