Good Night, And Good Luck Reviews

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February 12, 2020
In terms of historical content, the film is neither quite honest nor quite true. That's a shame, because it's a great film.
September 26, 2017
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.
February 27, 2008
Provocative, principled and richly detailed, this is compelling stuff. Emotionally it(TM)s a little dry, but as brain-food, it(TM)s absolutely invigorating. George done good.
October 14, 2006
A solid achievement.
July 1, 2006
That it's a film both timely and timeless goes without saying. Yet Clooney is too canny a storyteller to let didacticism obscure the complexities of Murrow's character.
June 24, 2006
It's a modest but powerful affair, and a fantastic mood piece.
February 18, 2006
It is all outstandingly performed and photographed.
February 14, 2006
A clever, quietly spoken little movie and a great pleasure to watch.
December 9, 2005
Good Night, and Good Luck. is the must-see event picture of the Fall.
December 9, 2005
... it telescopes -- with no loss of accuracy -- Murrow's last few fifties hurrahs as the hardest diamond in Bill Paley's 'Tiffany network.'
October 29, 2005
Manages a successful merger between gripping entertainment and understated cautionary tale.
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.
October 29, 2005
Rarely moving a facial muscle except to exhale smoke and brimstone, Strathairn wonderfully recaptures Murrow's deadpan delivery style.
October 28, 2005
Clooney continues to improve as both a writer and director, showing huge advancement from his underwhelming 2002 helming debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
October 28, 2005
Good Night, and Good Luck may be simplified history, but it's almost consistently well-crafted.
October 21, 2005
The best film of the year. More important, it's one of the most patriotic movies ever made.
October 21, 2005
The bottom line on Good Night, and Good Luck? See it. Now.
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.
October 20, 2005
Mr. Strathairn does capture much of Murrow's formal manner, particularly the measured cadences of his sentences.
October 20, 2005
A sleek broadcast journalism procedural.
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