75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Good has a stagy fustiness, but it's worth seeing for Mortensen, who makes this study of a "good German" look creepily contemporary.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
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.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Good demonstrates the surprising power of character flaws in drama. How else to explain that the portrayal of a good man who does nothing in Good should prove more dramatically compelling than the stories in "Valkyrie" and "Defiance" of good men who did good?
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60

Film Threat

An interesting idea, thoughtfully acted and visually intriguing. However, it is nearly undone by a lead character that fails to represent the general idea that the film is allegedly about.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The banality of evil has met its match in the banality of Good, a Holocaust parable that barely registers a pulse.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the film opens with an intriguing burnished look, it bogs down about halfway through with talkiness and uneven pacing.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Viggo Mortensen looks the part but never brings it home with great conviction or passion. I never believed in the character and that greatly diminished the film's ability to argue its ethical case.
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40

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
As a film, it's overly tidy, and the surreal concentration-camp climax gave at least one viewer an inappropriate fit of giggles.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An uncharacteristically stiff Mortensen can't break free from the clichés that constrain his character, who feels more like a symbol than a real person.
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40

Los Angeles Times

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.
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40 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.