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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
George Clooney
David Strathairn
Patricia Clarkson
Robert Downey Jr.
Ray Wise
Jeff Daniels
Frank Langella
Directors
George Clooney
Screenwriters
George Clooney
Grant Heslov
Running Time
93 minutes

Good Night, And Good Luck
Oscar-nominated film from George Clooney.


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Good Night, And Good Luck

Plot
America, 1953. Planning their CBS news show See It Now, hack Ed Murrow (Strathairn) and producer Fred Friendly (Clooney) hit on a combustible story: the sacking of a “Commie” Navy pilot without trial or justification. With pitbull tenacity, Murrow and co. put reputation, network and lives on the line as they collide with the formidable Senator McCarthy, head of the toxic House Of Un-American Activities...


Verdict
Provocative, principled and richly detailed, this is compelling stuff. Emotionally it’s a little dry, but as brain-food, it’s absolutely invigorating. George done good.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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