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Good Night and Good Luck

Shot in black and white, this historical drama reconstructs journalist Edward R. Murrow's attack on Senator Joseph McCarthy's crackdown on possible communist sympathizers within the United States. This war of words forever changed America and TV news. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 13 Oct 2005
Video Release: 13 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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Good Night and Good Luck is rated PG: for mild thematic elements and brief language.

Cast: George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, David Strathairm, Jeff Daniels
Studio: 2005 Warner Home Video

Detailed Review

A pet project of actor/director George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck is a dramatization of a turning point in America history. While attention was being focused on… 
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Why Is Good Night and Good Luck Rated PG?

Content concerns are limited to extensive smoking (nearly every scene is fogged by cigarette smoke)… 
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Talk It Over

This film will prompt discussions on the role government plays in protecting citizens… 
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