Good Night, and Good Luck Synopsis
The conflict between newscaster Edward R. Murrow and Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the 1950s.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The biggest little movie of the year - and one of the best ever about the news media.
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100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Vividly re- creates TV news icon Edward R. Murrow's historic face-off with Sen. Joseph McCarthy in devastatingly low-key detail -- is the...
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The only things missing from making this showdown worthy of a Western is Murrow's sheriff's badge, a dusty street and maybe a spittoon for...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Urgent and stunning movie.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In ninety-three tight, terrifically exciting minutes, Clooney makes integrity look mighty sexy.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A puzzle: a hermetically sealed period piece so intensely relevant to our current state of affairs that it takes your breath away.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Good Night, and Good Luck has a small-scale time-capsule fascination, yet its hermeticism is really a form of moral caution -- a way of...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Many movies these days are too long; this one, at 90 minutes, feels too short. That's because its purpose is so sharply defined: a tight...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An entertaining slice of American political and cultural history.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Moviegoers who know their American political history will respond to the film's immediacy and forgive the film's tight focus and narrow...
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Good night, and good luck

By jmp8545
This is an excellent movie, but I think you had to live through the McCarthy Era to appreciate the movie and the courage it took for Murrow to take on McCarthy.. McCarthy was a scourge on the Senate...

Good Night, and Good Luck review

By Therumrunner5
Theater...

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK = Very Good Film

By lugubriousthespian
David Strathairn is perfectly cast as iconic news journalist Edward R. Murrow in this atmospheric account of his public assailing of Senator Joseph McCarthy during the infamous Communist 'witch hunt"...

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Rated PG | For mild thematic elements and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Compelling political drama won't engage most kids.
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