The Good German Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9528

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 36

Theatrical Release Date: 12/15/2006

Language: English

Genre: War, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Actors: George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett, Tony Curran, Ravil Isyanov, John Roeder

Plot: A military journalist is back in Berlin during post war Germany when he begins to investigate a murder and his former girlfriend.

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SIngli6 - wrote on 05/27/2012

There is a delightful irony to the fact that a filmmaker I have diluted myself into believing is my arch nemesis because of all the times he has bored me to death with the assiduous tepidity of his direction has actually made a film that I have found myself constantly needing to defend. Yes, it's lacking in substance and is at times stylistically inconsistent, but so were many noirs of the day. As it is, it's a visual treat with good performances (Tobey Maguire is a bit terrifying, actually) and a suitably convoluted storyline. I say give Soderbergh this one. God knows he needs it.

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Abby - wrote on 02/03/2009

so... not the most amazing movie that i've ever seen, but it also wasn't the worst. the plot was decent and characters were so so. if i had to say i would admit that this movie really only has two things going for it; the sets and the cinematography. the sets are amazing, and the cinematography really captures the old black and white film feeling.

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Alex - wrote on 07/27/2007

A good looking movie with all the right intentions. The problem: Plot and pacing. Plus, did I really care about these characters? No. Clooney is ok. I was pumped for this movie - I love high contrasting BW movies, but not "just cuz."

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Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/30/2008

It was a hit-and-miss movie. Sometimes it looks great, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it's interesting, sometimes it's not. Sometimes I wanted to it to keep going, sometimes I wanted it to just end. Tobey Maguire is greatly miscasted because I didn't believe that he could be a tough guy that can kick around George Clooney. Other than that, everyone is really good, especially Cate Blanchett. She's so elegant and poised (what's new?) that it was a treat to look at the way she acts and listen to her speak. Even though I was confused a lot of the time, I think, in a way, the audiences are supposed to be because they are placed in the middle of the action. I just wish Steven Soderbergh shaped the characters a bit more so that the audience will care for his their fates. He's usually good with …

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