Good Reviews

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March 20, 2018
... unfortunately in the end and the adjective "good" does not sit well with this film. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2009
Bears a superficial resemblance to "The Conformist" and "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis," with their sense of dreary complacency, oppressively museum-like spaces, and curiously drab natural settings, but ultimately "Good" is less evocative
April 21, 2009
Good isn't great. The film has a quality cast who turn in fine performances in a movie that aims to be profound but isn't.
April 17, 2009
A strong cast and good starting material doesn't manage to save this unsuccessful adaptation.
April 17, 2009
Not for the first time, great theatre makes for a merely adequate film.
April 17, 2009
It's a thought-provoking theme, which is rather let down by a thoroughly unconvincingly turn from Mortensen.
April 17, 2009
We're gearing up for a clunker of a climax involving musically gifted interns at the world's sprucest concentration camp. Mortensen wears it well, but this feels like very old hat.
April 17, 2009
Good's attempts to diagnose the cancerous spread of Nazi influence through Germany's population in the mid-'30s is laudable, but despite Mortensen's stoic talents Halder is just too hollow a character for this to be anything other than a vapid parable.
April 17, 2009
The point is how does a "good" man get seduced by evil? Thing is, the movie's so muted and keeps viewers at such arm's length, you cease to wonder.
April 17, 2009
It may have been a good stage play: people say it was. But its author, the late C.P. Taylor, was not around to stop it becoming a lousy film.
April 17, 2009
Mortensen isn't bad, though he looks merely absent-minded rather than anguished.
April 17, 2009
There are gripping moments of tough, muscular moral tension, mainly when Isaacs steps in, but these are dissipated by occasionally cringeworthy dialogue and a limply executed bourgeois subtext.
April 17, 2009
The original play, once dubbed one of the 100 best of the century, is fleshed out with skill by Amorim but somehow his film never comes fully to life. Even its melodramatic ending falls flat.
April 17, 2009
Despite strong performances and decent production design, Good lacks the emotional weight it needs to deliver the requisite punch. Disappointing.
April 17, 2009
Set in that weird film version of Nazi Germany full of RADA-trained Home Counties poshos, Good is, in a sense, an amazing achievement- it makes the Holocaust boring.
April 17, 2009
There's probably a great film to be made about the way ordinary Germans succumbed to the allure of Nazism - but this weakly directed film, adapted from CP Taylor's acclaimed 1981 stage play, isn't it.
April 16, 2009
Viggo Mortensen stars as Prof John Halder - far too handsome for such a part: in life, the bookish are usually ugly as sin, let's face facts.
April 8, 2009
This adaptation is drab and lifeless enough to make one suspect it was never much of a play in the first place.
April 2, 2009
Despite a strong performance by Viggo Mortensen and a tangible melancholy mood that reflects his character's inner conflict, the result is a disappointing and muted affair that keeps us at arms' length, when our emotions should be at their most vulnerable
January 30, 2009
Good has solid performances, but it has a hollow emotional core and, ultimately, lacks any enough insights and suspense to keep you truly intrigued.
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