J. Edgar (video release 2012-2-21) is probably a fine introduction of how J. Edgar created FBI and his role in adopting modern scientific criminal investigation, but this is not an interesting movie for me. On the whole I think the movie dragged as there is no excitement of any kind to be found. Perhaps this should be watched as a fictionalized documentary. Some critics think DiCaprio is miscast, but I think he acted really well. Comparing this movie to The Aviator (2004), I must say The Aviator is truly brilliant in every way.