Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
Critic Consensus: 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.
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as Edward R. Murrow
as Shirley Wershba
as Fred Friendly
as Sig Mickelson
as Joe Wershba
as William Paley
as Don Hollenbeck
as Jesse Zousmer
as John Aaron
as Palmer Williams
as Eddie Scott
as Charlie Mack
as Don Hewitt
as Millie Lerner
as Colonel Anderson
as Colonel Jenkins
as Don Surine
as Stage Manager
as CBS Page
as Jazz Singer
Critic Reviews for Good Night, And Good Luck
In terms of historical content, the film is neither quite honest nor quite true. That's a shame, because it's a great film.
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.
Provocative, principled and richly detailed, this is compelling stuff. Emotionally itâ(TM)s a little dry, but as brain-food, itâ(TM)s absolutely invigorating. George done good.
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.
Audience Reviews for Good Night, And Good Luck
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
A brilliant depiction of a controversial chapter of American history. Wonderful direction quick script and an excellent performance by David Strathairn. Contains tiny little flaws such as; parts of the plot are a little unclear-other than that well worth the watch.
"We will not walk in fear of one another." Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Good Night, And Good Luck Quotes
|Edward R. Murrow:||We're gonna go with the story, because the terror is in this room.|
|Joe Wershba:||Mr. Murrow is a true blooded American, everyone knows that.|
|Jessie Zousmer:||The senate's investigating McCarthy!|
|Edward R. Murrow:||You always were yellea.|
|Fred Friendly:||Yeah well it's better than being red.|