Good Night, and Good Luck|
Just as drama is about telling a serious story, so is it usually taken more seriously than other genres. This is the category where you'll find the bulk of movies vying for prestigious awards. With an adjusted score of 84.87 and a rating of 94% on the Tomatometer, the winner of the Golden Tomato Award for best-reviewed drama is "Good Night, and Good Luck"; it also happens to be the best-reviewed movie of 2005, period. Fitting into the recent movement of politically-oriented movies, this docudrama portrays journalist Edward R. Murrow's fight against McCarthyism. Ty Burr of the Boston Globe described "Good Night, and Good Luck" as "a hermetically sealed period piece so intensely relevant to our current state of affairs that it takes your breath away." Jeffrey M. Anderson of Combustible Celluloid favorably compared it to a 1970s classic, calling it "the most exciting film about journalism and the media since 'All the President's Men.'"
While "Good Night, and Good Luck" tackles national issues, the runner-up in the drama category is a drama/dark comedy which focuses on one family and their various dysfunctions. "The Squid and the Whale" has an adjusted score of 82.64 and rates a 94% on the Tomatometer. It has been praised for its emotional truthfulness; Francesca Dinglasan of Boxoffice Magazine pronounces it "an insightful presentation of everyday tragedy."
In third place is another movie about journalism, this one concerning Truman Capote and the creation of his "non-fiction novel" "In Cold Blood," which chronicles a Kansas murder case. "Capote," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in yet another highly acclaimed performance, has been praised by New Yorker critic David Denby as being "the most intelligent, detailed, and absorbing film ever made about a writer's working method and character." "Capote" has an adjusted score of 81.75 and rates a 91% on the Tomatometer.
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Data collected on January 5, 2006