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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Cate Blanchett
Tobey Maguire
George Clooney
Paul Attanasio
Directors
Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriters
Running Time
107 minutes

The Good German
Soderbergh's World War II thriller with Clooney as a US correspondent in Berlin.


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The Good German

Plot
1945. US war correspondent Jake Geismer (Clooney) arrives in Berlin to cover the Potsdam Peace Conference. Shepherded around town by a genial fixer (Maguire), Geismer is pulled into a nexus of subterfuge involving the black market, V2 rockets and Geismer’s old flame (Blanchett).


Verdict
This should have been Soderbergh gold. Instead it is mostly unengaging and dull, proof positive that they don’t make them like they used to.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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