Good Night, and Good Luck Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 707

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 236

Theatrical Release Date: 10/07/2005

Language: English

Genre: Historical, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: George Clooney

Actors: David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Alex Borstein, Alex Borstein, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney

Plot: A telvision station uses it's news anchors to try and bring down Joseph McCarthy using truthful information and the public while trying not to get pulled from the air.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

A timelessly important movie about media's relevancy and influence, "Good Night, and Good Luck" is intriguing in every sense of the word.

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worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013

Good film. Great cast. George Clooney directs the heck out of this film; I liked his subtle approach of the material, but I also feel like that held the film back a bit. Also, it's a little short.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/16/2012

Steeped in historical realism, Good Night and Good Luck paints a captivating story without needing to be overtly flashy. The film's rich black and white photography harks back to the era its portraying and the underrated David Straithairn gives a commanding performance.

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The spark of interest.

memento_mori - wrote on 09/17/2013

Good Night, and Good Luck is what I understand under good biopics. A clear image of the actual person with no sugar-coating or liberties taken in the story.
Everything in this film is interesting, which is very hard to do in a political movie. It's not everyone's pleasure subject.

George Clooney really does belong behind the camera. The directorial style in this film is almost a spitting image of its smokey, fast-talking atmosphere. His use of close-ups and focus is incredible. Admittedly, the black and white isn't the most original transition, but it fits well as an homage to the actual CBS news broadcasts themselves. Clooney was snubbed out of his Oscar for this one, because he outclassed Ang Lee big-time.

David Strathairn's performance in this movie is rare. What I mean by …

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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2012

George Clooney directs and stars in the story of Edward R. Murrow, a television reporter who was the only one courageous enough take on the McCarthy witch-hunt of the 1950s. Well crafted, shot in atmospheric black and white and intercut with actual footage from the time, the sense of period is spot on but it is the parallels with modern day america that are the obvious point to this film. It opens with Murrow's denunciation of TV, which he says has become nothing but a distraction and insulation from the important events of the outside world. In the meantime senator McCarthy is judge, jury and executioner for suspects with "anti-American" sentiments who are condemned without trial, or even a shred of hard evidence. Murrow himself, whose program was attacked by the far right for slanting …

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