321. Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)

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7.0 Interesting but very dry
  • Acting 6.9
  • Directing 7.1
  • Story 7.1
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Starring: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson

Director: George Clooney

Running Time: 93 mins


Good Night, And Good Luck. is an American film that details the events of when CBS newsman Ed Murrow launched numerous attacks on Senator Joseph McCarthy for initiating a Communist ‘witch-hunt’ in the early 1950s in the USA, and his attempt to bring him down from power.

On the face of things, this film was quite dull and slow. Very little actually seemed to really happen, and it was not presented in the most cinematic way, meaning it wasn’t perhaps as interesting as it could have been.

However, this story is so fascinating to me that I felt that beneath the rather null exterior of this film, there was a great deal of interesting stories, following rivalries and the lives of people who may not have received as much credit as Murrow for the outcome of their efforts, but were still completely integral to their campaign.

I have to say that this film was trying extremely hard to be factually correct and periodically convincing, which it definitely was, however I felt that the over-indulgence in making this as realistic as possible just made it seem a little too boring to watch, so that’s why it gets a 7.0 from me.

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