Good Night, And Good Luck
Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

In the mid-1950's Edward R. Murrow and his producer, Fred Friendly, help bring an end to the tyranny of the blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee's anti-Communist hearings. With the platform provided by his CBS… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 7, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A passionate and concise cinematic civics lesson, Good Night, And Good Luck has plenty to say about today's political and cultural climate, and its ensemble cast is stellar.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

A solid achievement.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's an interesting way to represent the past, though the use of space, actors, and archival footage seems more theatrical than cinematic.

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

Good Night and Good Luck will make my 10-best list. It's unquestionably one of the best films of the year.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's a modest but powerful affair, and a fantastic mood piece.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

Rarely moving a facial muscle except to exhale smoke and brimstone, Strathairn wonderfully recaptures Murrow's deadpan delivery style.

Victoria Segal
New Statesman

Shorn of flash and dazzle in a way Murrow would appreciate, Good Night, and Good Luck practises what it preaches. It might be the result of wires and lights in a box, but it feels like a slice of life.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

... it telescopes -- with no loss of accuracy -- Murrow's last few fifties hurrahs as the hardest diamond in Bill Paley's 'Tiffany network.'

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Clooney continues to improve as both a writer and director, showing huge advancement from his underwhelming 2002 helming debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

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Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine

By its end, "Good Night, and Good Luck" evolves into a prophetic vision of how television and film can be used to illuminate or insulate, educate or entertain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck." is a striking take on the cultural and political climate of the 1950s. Using aesthetic elements,… More
Ross Collins
An interesting study into serious journalism with the sparring over ideas between the articulate broadcaster Edward Murrow and commie-hunter Senator McCarthy… More
Sarah Gaish
A brilliant depiction of a controversial chapter of American history. Wonderful direction quick script and an excellent performance by David Strathairn.… More
Daniel Perry
I really enjoyed this film, though I'm starting to think that I waited too long to review it, because why I liked it is already fading away. I think… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"We will not walk in fear of one another."</i> Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.… More
Steven Carrier
"Good Night, and Good Luck." is a docudrama, a historical document and a thriller. It's shot in glorious black and white but it's the small… More