Good Night, and Good Luck.

2005, Biography/History, 1h 33m

225 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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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. Read critic reviews

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When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy's Senate "investigation." Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator's lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS' corporate sponsors to desist.

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Critic Reviews for Good Night, and Good Luck.

Audience Reviews for Good Night, and Good Luck.

  • Feb 16, 2016
    A great image and fine acting can't save the film from feeling lifeless, and at times, even turgid.
    Kyle M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 03, 2015
    George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck." is a striking take on the cultural and political climate of the 1950s. Using aesthetic elements, strong dialogue and well-rounded performances from a star-studded cast, the film makes for a powerful depiction of society then & now. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2013
    George Clooney uses David Strathairn to full use in this often engaging look at Edward Murrow and his role in breaking the tyranny of McCarthyism at the height of the Cold War.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2013
    Smart, succinct and splendidly lensed, "Good Night, and Good Luck" is more about its cast than anything. The likes of Jeff Daniels, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Frank Langella, Tom McCarthy, Ray Wise and Robert Downey, Jr. offer solid support to David Strathairn, who is marvelously composed and understated in his performance.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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