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Good Night, And Good Luck Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
November 12, 2005
Murrow is an insufferable sourpuss, everything is life-and-death over-dramatized, and who cares about Communists now?
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 7, 2005
The film, therefore, is like a child's view of these events, untroubled by complexity, hungry for myth and simplicity.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 19, 2006
The film's tight shots and incessant cigarette smoke don't give the material or the audience much room to breathe.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 29, 2005
It's an interesting way to represent the past, though the use of space, actors, and archival footage seems more theatrical than cinematic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alan Dale
November 12, 2005
Good Night, and Good Luck. isn't memorable, even in the short run, because it creates a desire for information that Clooney has no intention of fulfilling.
Frank Wilkins
Reel Reviews
October 29, 2005
A technically astute but sometimes creatively crippled film.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
September 21, 2005
A travesty.
| Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
June 21, 2007
bez obzira na plemenite namjere svojih tvoraca, ipak ne zaslu%u017Euje "Oscara", jer je iznevjerio visoke standarde objektivnosti koje pripisuje svom junaku.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Lexi Feinberg
September 24, 2005
Good night, good luck, and good riddance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
November 15, 2005
The smoke can't blur the fact the characters are paper thin.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
November 5, 2005
Not only was Good Night, and Good Luck filmed in black-and-white, it was written and acted that way, too. This is Good versus Evil for Political Dummies.
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Dustin Putman
October 8, 2005
Isn't nearly as hard-hitting as it wants to be or as penetrating as it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Luke Y. Thompson
January 4, 2006
Sometimes conservatives are right - critics will praise a movie purely because it agrees with their politics
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
October 20, 2005
The movie gradually deflates due to an overreliance on archival footage (of the McCarthy hearings, mostly) and a fondness for speechmaking.
October 8, 2005
Except in a few rare moments, the film remains more of a dry history lesson than a movie in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine
January 31, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 13, 2005
Good Night illuminates contemporary themes vis-a-vis the relationships among the media, government and parent corporations beholden to the bottom line.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 21, 2005
The bottom line on Good Night, and Good Luck? See it. Now.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 7, 2005
On balance, the virtues of Good Night, and Good Luck far outpace its detriments though it does offer handholds for those who would attack it on political grounds.
| Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 21, 2005
Clooney's message is clear: Character assassination is wrong, McCarthy was a bully and a liar, and we must be vigilant when the emperor has no clothes and wraps himself in the flag.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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