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"The Good German"

"The Good German" is Steven Soderbergh’s attempt to mimic the look and feel of those great 1940s-era black-and-white film noirs. But George Clooney and most of his co-stars are generally so dour that the film often drags along lifelessly through what are supposed to be moments of sharp drama. Some of the actors also seem completely out-of-sync with that bygone era, particularly Tobey Maguire.

The exception is Cate Blanchett, who’s a marvel as a woman haunted by the Second World War. Soderbergh gets much of the mood and atmosphere down, but fails _ or chooses not to try _ to emulate the sense of wily playfulness that made old film-noir characters so rich and engaging even against the background of dark and sober stories.

David Germain, AP

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"The Good German"

"The Good German" is Steven Soderbergh’s attempt to mimic the look and feel of those great 1940s-era black-and-white film noirs. But George Clooney and most of his co-stars are generally so dour that the film often drags along lifelessly through what are supposed to be moments of sharp drama. Some of the actors also seem completely out-of-sync with that bygone era, particularly Tobey Maguire.

The exception is Cate Blanchett, who’s a marvel as a woman haunted by the Second World War. Soderbergh gets much of the mood and atmosphere down, but fails _ or chooses not to try _ to emulate the sense of wily playfulness that made old film-noir characters so rich and engaging even against the background of dark and sober stories.

David Germain, AP

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"The Good German"

"The Good German" is Steven Soderbergh’s attempt to mimic the look and feel of those great 1940s-era black-and-white film noirs. But George Clooney and most of his co-stars are generally so dour that the film often drags along lifelessly through what are supposed to be moments of sharp drama. Some of the actors also seem completely out-of-sync with that bygone era, particularly Tobey Maguire.

The exception is Cate Blanchett, who’s a marvel as a woman haunted by the Second World War. Soderbergh gets much of the mood and atmosphere down, but fails _ or chooses not to try _ to emulate the sense of wily playfulness that made old film-noir characters so rich and engaging even against the background of dark and sober stories.

David Germain, AP

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