The Good German Reviews

  • Jul 28, 2020

    Soderbergh does a real impressive job in recreating the look and style of a classic noir and he's got all the right people for the job. Clooney and Blanchette are perfect in their roles. The story is a little convoluted, but this is otherwise a damn solid love letter to film noir.

    Soderbergh does a real impressive job in recreating the look and style of a classic noir and he's got all the right people for the job. Clooney and Blanchette are perfect in their roles. The story is a little convoluted, but this is otherwise a damn solid love letter to film noir.

  • Jun 25, 2020

    The people making it wanted to capture a specific look and feel but forgot to make a story worthy of it.

    The people making it wanted to capture a specific look and feel but forgot to make a story worthy of it.

  • Mar 20, 2020

    Clooney? Blanchett? Really? Script and screenplay are so bad that both actors can only play themselves. Affected cinematography—the high contrast black and white is a poor substitute for good b&w photography. Great potential yielding only an incoherent mess. Of all that went into the making of this movie, nothing came out.

    Clooney? Blanchett? Really? Script and screenplay are so bad that both actors can only play themselves. Affected cinematography—the high contrast black and white is a poor substitute for good b&w photography. Great potential yielding only an incoherent mess. Of all that went into the making of this movie, nothing came out.

  • Feb 15, 2020

    Sure it looks like film noir but it smells like shit. Not exactly sure what killed this film but Tobey Maguire was at the center of it. Two grown-ups and Tobey who keeps reminding me of a high schooler.

    Sure it looks like film noir but it smells like shit. Not exactly sure what killed this film but Tobey Maguire was at the center of it. Two grown-ups and Tobey who keeps reminding me of a high schooler.

  • Jan 24, 2020

    The Good German A film made to look like a old black and white film but with a modern music score that does not sound like it was from the 1940’s. Set in 1945 during the Truman administration while allied powers are trying to determine the outcome for Japan and while Japan is still at war. A mystery about finding the truth about sexual assaults and casualties from World War II in Berlin Germany when There are US and Russian lines. I was not into seeing the sex scenes with Tobey McGuire. I wish that had been implied rather than shown. This film is rated R for sexual content, swearing and the violence seen in the film. This film does show brutal violence like a US soldier beating his superior officer. The F word is used quiet a bit. Investigation of a German woman who had been working as a Nazi. I did not think Tobey McGuires character was all that great in this film. I was not convinced of the type of character he was portraying. The movie follows multiple perspectives. The first one Tobey McGuire, then George Clooney, followed by Cate Blanchett’ A film that tells a story from different perspectives. They are seeking military papers on weapons Overcast vs Holocaust Husband was a SS Nazi responsible for Nazi crimes against Jews and withholding other documents of Cate Blanchett character gave up 12 people to the Nazi Gestavo.

    The Good German A film made to look like a old black and white film but with a modern music score that does not sound like it was from the 1940’s. Set in 1945 during the Truman administration while allied powers are trying to determine the outcome for Japan and while Japan is still at war. A mystery about finding the truth about sexual assaults and casualties from World War II in Berlin Germany when There are US and Russian lines. I was not into seeing the sex scenes with Tobey McGuire. I wish that had been implied rather than shown. This film is rated R for sexual content, swearing and the violence seen in the film. This film does show brutal violence like a US soldier beating his superior officer. The F word is used quiet a bit. Investigation of a German woman who had been working as a Nazi. I did not think Tobey McGuires character was all that great in this film. I was not convinced of the type of character he was portraying. The movie follows multiple perspectives. The first one Tobey McGuire, then George Clooney, followed by Cate Blanchett’ A film that tells a story from different perspectives. They are seeking military papers on weapons Overcast vs Holocaust Husband was a SS Nazi responsible for Nazi crimes against Jews and withholding other documents of Cate Blanchett character gave up 12 people to the Nazi Gestavo.

  • Jun 27, 2016

    Interesting idea for a film, yet the "unique style" did not compensate for the boring and fully predictable plot. Perhaps that was also a feature of the fils of that era, in which case Soderbergh nailed it.

    Interesting idea for a film, yet the "unique style" did not compensate for the boring and fully predictable plot. Perhaps that was also a feature of the fils of that era, in which case Soderbergh nailed it.

  • Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
    Feb 21, 2016

    Should have been called the useless American. How many times can one guy get put on his ass? How did he get so far in the army? Did he skip basic training? All the characters were generically unlikeable so it was impossible to empathise with their plight. The best bit was Clooneys character telling an annoying prostitute to take a couple of hours off which I interpreted to be an intention at saving other men from her boring and scornful jealous babble. And the less said about Tobey Maguires acting the better. However it wasn't all bad. As the film droned on and by the time it's almost over a strong theme of survival emerges as the motivation for the female lead. Blanchett and Clooney carry the film...clearly! Without them it would've been palpable expletive. Plus the way Steven Soderbergh filmed WAS intriguing.

    Should have been called the useless American. How many times can one guy get put on his ass? How did he get so far in the army? Did he skip basic training? All the characters were generically unlikeable so it was impossible to empathise with their plight. The best bit was Clooneys character telling an annoying prostitute to take a couple of hours off which I interpreted to be an intention at saving other men from her boring and scornful jealous babble. And the less said about Tobey Maguires acting the better. However it wasn't all bad. As the film droned on and by the time it's almost over a strong theme of survival emerges as the motivation for the female lead. Blanchett and Clooney carry the film...clearly! Without them it would've been palpable expletive. Plus the way Steven Soderbergh filmed WAS intriguing.

  • Sep 18, 2015

    Artsy disappointment.....clumsy.

    Artsy disappointment.....clumsy.

  • May 06, 2015

    Ein Film, im Stile der 40er Jahre und als Film Noir erzählt. Wenn man schon hört, dass Soderbergh und Clooney wieder zusammen arbeiten, dazu noch mit Blanchett und Maguire, ist man schon neugierig, was das neue Werk angeht. Leider wird man enttäuscht von dieser Geschichte! Der Film ist langweilig und es passiert nur selten etwas. Da kann man schon sagen: Das Auge war grösser, als der Hunger!" Leider ist der Film so ziemlich fade und es hat keinerlei Spannung drin. Was gut war, dass man wieder einmal mit dem Stil der Nachkriegszeit gespielt hat. Fazit: Gute Darsteller in einer faden Geschichte, dass nie so richtig in die Gänge kommt!

    Ein Film, im Stile der 40er Jahre und als Film Noir erzählt. Wenn man schon hört, dass Soderbergh und Clooney wieder zusammen arbeiten, dazu noch mit Blanchett und Maguire, ist man schon neugierig, was das neue Werk angeht. Leider wird man enttäuscht von dieser Geschichte! Der Film ist langweilig und es passiert nur selten etwas. Da kann man schon sagen: Das Auge war grösser, als der Hunger!" Leider ist der Film so ziemlich fade und es hat keinerlei Spannung drin. Was gut war, dass man wieder einmal mit dem Stil der Nachkriegszeit gespielt hat. Fazit: Gute Darsteller in einer faden Geschichte, dass nie so richtig in die Gänge kommt!

  • Apr 22, 2015

    Ambitious to imitate and make another classic just like Casablanca ? Failure !

    Ambitious to imitate and make another classic just like Casablanca ? Failure !