88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is Soderbergh's show, and a haunting and hypnotic show it is.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Blanchett gets everything right -- the accent, her German dialogue, the weary sexuality (deliberately reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich) and the amorality her character has embraced.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While Clooney and especially Blanchett give solid performances, and McGuire plays effectively against type, the movie is best appreciated as an exercise in vintage Hollywood style.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The leisure-time viewer will say, ''Hey, this is sort of like "Casablanca," so why play it again?''
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If you feel anything other than admiration for its craftsmanship, let me know; The Good German is as emotionally cold and unconvincing as any movie I've seen this year.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Soderbergh's homage to film noir and wartime thrillers, is technically stunning but narratively and thematically hollow.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Steven Soderbergh's new film is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery inside a perversity. The puzzle is Mr. Soderbergh's approach to what might have been an intriguing experiment, rather than the off-putting one it turned out to be.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Tobey Maguire, terribly miscast and squeaky (that voice - it belongs to a kid!).
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
There's a great movie somewhere in The Good German, but it's buried under three tons of run-amok formalism.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Blanchett's performance is Soderbergh's biggest mistake. He either encourages or permits her to play Lena as a Greta Garbo caricature, which is mildly amusing if you're interested in Garbo, but if you're interested in Lena and The Good German, you're out of luck.
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49 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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