Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
  • Time: 93 min
  • Genre: Drama | History
  • Director: George Clooney
  • Cast: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Storyline:

In the early 1950’s, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.

One review

  • Most people seem to think otherwise, but I felt that the film was a complete letdown with the exception of some of the acting and the use of some good documentary footage. “Good Night, and Good Luck” was too boring for me, and I just don’t understand all the hype surrounding this film. It’s painfully slow-moving and not all that interesting. Making the film black and white makes it seem like the production crew tried too hard giving it the “artistic” feel. On a more positive note, the acting was very good, especially the performance of David Strathairn. All in all, I cannot recommend this movie. Very little dramatic tension, and no messages about politics and the media that we haven’t already heard…

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