Good Synopsis
A German literature professor (Viggo Mortensen) bends to the rising tide of Nazism.
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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...
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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...
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60

Film Threat

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An interesting idea, thoughtfully acted and visually intriguing. However, it is nearly undone by a lead character that fails to represent...
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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...
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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...
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40

Los Angeles Times

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Regrettably, the long-delayed adaptation from director Vicente Amorim and screenwriter John Wrathall gets crushed by the weight of trying...
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Rated NR