Good

2008
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96 mins
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A pre-WW2 drama charting the inexorable rise of the Nazis in Germany, and an intellectual German everyman who becomes seduced... More

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Good | Ratings & Reviews

"Considering its theme and setting, there's something very wrong with a Good that seems merely competent, uninspired and a bit old-hat."

VarietyVariety

"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."

Total FilmTotal Film

"In Good, the anemic screen adaptation of C. P. Taylor's play about a respectable "good German" who passively acquiesces to Hitler's agenda, Viggo Mortensen, miscast and ineptly directed by Vicente Amorim, plays John Halder, a liberal, mild-mannered literature professor who becomes a Nazi."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It's a pitiful ending to a story that wants to be a parable about how the well-spoken end up doing the unspeakable, but ends up being that most remarkable of things, an utterly forgettable Holocaust film."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"Regrettably, the long-delayed adaptation from director Vicente Amorim and screenwriter John Wrathall gets crushed by the weight of trying to be something more; it's really just the story of a rather ordinary but disappointing man. The filmmakers reach for metaphor and allegory, but it comes at the expense of an emotional connection."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Paced deliberately in a way that reinforces the tragedy of evil flourishing when good men do nothing, Good may find boxoffice returns slow to build but the film's aim is true and patient audiences will be well rewarded."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A strong cast and good starting material doesn't manage to save this unsuccessful adaptation."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Good | Details

Runtime
96
Genre
Drama
Country of origin
UK, Germany

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