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The Good German (2006) Movie Information

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War, Mystery





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Steven Soderbergh


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





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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 05/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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 02/03/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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 07/27/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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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01/30/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


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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