Friday, January 7, 2011


Release Date: September 28th, 2010 (DVD)

Genre: Drama

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker

Synopsis: An academic in Nazi Germany is swept into "the party" when he is tapped by higher ups to write a paper but he faces conflict within himself and is faced with helping his Jewish friend at great risk to his own personal well being.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)


The premise of portraying how a good and decent person could become exploited and drawn into the Nazi party is a solid one indeed.

Writing / Production:             

None of the protagonist's relationships were really allowed to fully materialize on the screen which only served to dull the sympathies of the audience.  A would be intriguing plot never panned out to cash in on its entertainment potential.  On a positive note the final shot of the film is one of the most powerful I've seen in some time.


Nobody jumped off the screen with a particularly powerful performance including Viggo Mortensen in the lead role.  On the other hand none of the players were so horrible as to distract the viewer.


Nazi Germany has been explored from just about every angle possible on the silver screen and "Good" does not provide anything drastically different than what we've seen before.


Perhaps one of the most unmoving films ever produced about the Holocaust which was unfortunate because the storyline should have yielded better. 

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