The Good German Reviews

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May 1, 2020
Cate Blanchett's most underrated performance and the best she's looked on screen.
November 7, 2019
In the finest tradition of some of our most celebrated films of all time, The Good German, is destined to join their ranks as a classic and timeless tale of lies, love, intrigue, political and moral corruption.
January 24, 2019
There's a certain distance with which you view the characters, the involvement is not such that they stay with you after the film.
February 18, 2012
August 28, 2009
An utterly gaseous film
April 23, 2009
A beautifully flawed experiment, "The Good German" is an entertaining if unbalanced war drama that places modern cinema mores on a classic style of American film when the Hayes code would never have allowed such overt sexual reality.
February 2, 2009
The Good German is the bad movie. Except for the ambience -- the look of the film -- it stumbles awkwardly on every level.
August 7, 2008
May 2, 2008
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".
July 14, 2007
The final verdict on this movie is that for all its attempts to replicate the great movies of the 1940s, it fails miserably.
July 14, 2007
June 2, 2007
May 23, 2007
While admirable as an example of directorial innovation and homage, The Good German fails to connect on a basic emotional level.
May 23, 2007
A homage to the romantic noir mysteries of the 1940s, a tribute that tries hard but, alas, misses the mark.
May 22, 2007
Flat noir homage.
April 25, 2007
March 30, 2007
Buddies Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney started out so well. But The Good German is so painful that their recent decision to go their separate ways really merits a gospel choir.
March 24, 2007
It's Soderbergh's commitment and creativity that lift The Good German above many of its peers, no matter the era.
March 15, 2007
It's an achievement so hermetic it hardly bothers to be a movie.
March 9, 2007
It's "The Good German," but not "The Great German."
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