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The Good German Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This cast almost makes The Good German watchable. It's just that their screenwriter and director don't do them any favors.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

January 19, 2007

The Good German is an easy movie to admire... but within all that style there's nothing to love. It's a hollow movie.

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 6.5/10

December 14, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

While the title raises the question of whether it is possible to escape atrocity without somehow being complicit with those committing them ... Soderbergh seems infinitely more interested in making an anachronism than a timeless film.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 81/100

March 9, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The Good German, Steven Soderbergh's film noir homage, is nearly perfect when it comes to style and tone, but it concentrates so single-mindedly on the mechanics of the narrative that it loses sight of its characters.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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A few of Soderbergh's movies have foundered on a similar ironic detachment. The singular exception, Out of Sight, floated along on sexual electricity and warm movie love, but The Good German feels passionless, throttled by technique.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 14, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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A most peculiar and unsatisfying film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Mr. Soderbergh seems to have done everything within his power to keep the audience at arm's length.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

December 14, 2006
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

The final verdict on this movie is that for all its attempts to replicate the great movies of the 1940s, it fails miserably.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: D-

July 14, 2007
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

An utterly gaseous film

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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There's a line between homage and mimicry, and Soderbergh has crossed it.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 19, 2007
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

The Good German is the bad movie. Except for the ambience -- the look of the film -- it stumbles awkwardly on every level.

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 1.0/5

February 2, 2009
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

It's a political tale with no significant contemporary reverberations, a turgid espionage-tinged romance with no soul, and a play-it-again aesthetic showpiece without a point.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

November 29, 2006
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

The music and story are lousy. I'm calling for a Clooney-Soderbergh divorce.

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December 5, 2006
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

An interesting stunt rather than a successful film.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

December 16, 2006
Brian Holcomb
PopMatters

No matter that it's based on a book, the movie is more about how the reality of the time was seen through the lens of a Michael Curtiz while he was filming "Casablanca".

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 5/10

May 2, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The Good German has little of the luster, sheen and pictorial nuance of a top-flight Hollywood picture of the old school.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 1, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Steven Soderbergh attempts to resurrect the magic of classical Hollywood, principally by sucking out all the air, energy and pleasure from his own filmmaking.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

December 14, 2006
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com

Soderbergh has been having a helluva time matching his ambition with quality lately

Full Review Source: OhmyNews.com | Original Score: C+

December 15, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The Good German is counterfeit coin in search of easy marks.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

December 15, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Technically stunning but narratively and thematically hollow.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

December 14, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 17, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 10, 2007

Arizona Republic
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February 3, 2007

Time Out
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March 8, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
March 9, 2007
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