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Good Night, and Good Luck.

14 Ratings: 4.1
A movie directed by George Clooney

Good Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov that portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, … see full wiki

Director: George Clooney
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Release Date: October 7, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
8 reviews about Good Night, and Good Luck.
review by . April 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
We'd better be careful when some think
For a film that some conservatives may find little good in and some liberals may find nothing bad in, I think George Clooney with Good Night, and Good Luck has come up with a movie that is surprisingly engrossing. It's an inside look at the decision Edward R. Murrow made to expose Senator Joseph McCarthy on Murrow's news show, See It Now. Clooney uses a black-and-white documentary style, showing what McCarthy was doing with his accusations of Communist infiltration into the government and …
review by . October 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Good Night and Good Luck tells the story of Edward R. Murrow’s first indirect, then direct assault on the irresponsible activities of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist hearings. The movie depicts Murrow’s program See It Now as the salient in the movement to end, or at least limit, the power McCarthy and his team.      If that was the only theme of the movie, it might have been successful. Instead the movie creates an incomplete sketch of Murrow, the …
review by . March 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
The Truth Will Out!
"Hoover, he was a body remover I'll give you a dose But it'll never come close To the rage built up inside of me Fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy Movements come and movements go Leaders speak, movements cease When their heads are flown ‘Cause all these punks Got bullets in their heads Departments of police, the judges, the feds" -Rage Against the Machine in the song Wake Up, written by Zack de la Rocha     It's nearly impossible to comprehend the stifling smog …
review by . June 15, 2009
posted in Screen Gems
Murrow 1
He really was broadcast journalism's first superstar.  Edward R. Murrow was not a particularly handsome man nor did he possess the charisma that seems to be a prerequisite to be a television anchor in our day.  Rather,  Murrow was  a dedicated journalist who cared deeply about his country and who would ultimately risk his career in the pursuit of a story.   "Good Night, and Good Luck" is George Clooney's outstanding 2005 film recalling …
review by . December 05, 2006
Good Night, and Good Luck was the famous television sign-off by one of American television's most famous journalists; Edward R. Morrow of CBS. Jumping into the national spotlight with his work during WWII, Morrow became a mainstay of American TV during the 1950s. This show expands on one of the most important chapters of his career, his initial and public questioning of Senator McCarthy's tactics on his news show. This questioning would be the beginning of the end for McCarthy, as it led others …
review by . July 11, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
I went to see 'Good Night, and Good Luck' because I wanted to see history reinacted. I received what I wanted. The reinactment by the very able David Straitharn as Edward R. Murrow is noble and absorbing. It is also a great touch that we see the actual hearings by Senator Eugene McCarthy. It makes the movie part documentary and part reinactment, and both aspects are done admirably. George Clooney has helped create as part director, writer, and actor a fine movie. The behind the scenes drama where …
review by . March 26, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Many of us in the early 21st century have no memories of the 1950s and have been led to believe the decade was all about sock hops, Howdy Doody and clean-cut American families. But the early '50s was also a time of great paranoia and fear in the United States, when Sen. Joe McCarthy led a witch hunt for Communist sympathizers on American soil.    More than 50 years later, McCarthy to me was little more than a symbol of government gone astray. Edward R. Murrow, the newsman who …
review by . March 15, 2006
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK is a brilliant piece of film making, a film that recreates a period in our history when gossip mongers and fear exploiters took the lead for a terrifying few years that threatened to extinguish civil rights forever. Not unlike now! And that is one reason this film carries so much resonance: the story of the bravery of popular news reporter Edward R. Morrow (David Strathairn) and his associates Fred Friendly (George Clooney), Joe and Shirley Wershba (Robert Downey, Jr. and …
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