Good Luck And Good Night hits the ground running and presumes its audience will buy a ticket knowing the historical context in which it takes place.
That's likely a correct assumption, but the film could've used a bit more flesh to make it a complete work. Don't get me wrong, it was a fine film. The acting is good. The script is tight. It's beautifully shot. Is it The Best Picture Of The Year? Nope.
Good Luck And Good Night, for all its artistic accomplishments and current cultural relevancy, never succeeds in being much more than a vignette of a weighty, monumental moment in American journalism and political history.
One the Phoblog Trademarked Movie Review and Hype Scale*, GLAGN earns 2 1/2 Sideways: it's a good film that will be hyped past its rightful status but still accomplished enough to earn a recommendation.
*1 Sideways = movie is good and has earned the hype. 4 = Sideways = Sideways (dear God, stop the hype).