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Good had its official UK premiere on 17 April, 2009; it is widely available on DVD and Blu-ray

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Post by Chari910 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:32 am

.....Maurice refuses to abandon the country he fought for during the Great War. Smartly written and compellingly portrayed by Jason Isaacs, he is the redeeming character of Good. ...


....There are things to recommend in the film, including Jason Isaacs’ terrific performance and production designer Andrew Laws’ frighteningly realistic recreation of Nazi Germany.

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Post by kjshd05 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:53 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-r ... 56157.html

. . . "Because, apart from seeing the sort of World War II things we have already witnessed this year and in many other films, there is an honesty and freshness in John's relationship with Maurice, which keeps the tattering fabric from shredding. This film hasn't a prayer of making any money but if you don't care about only seeing what's in vogue you won't go away feeling unmoved. Good makes us look into our own souls, and if we are honest with ourselves it may depress us. Do you dare?"

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Post by kjshd05 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:54 am

http://www.observer.com/mobile/article/81163

"Now, we happened to be one of the 11 people who saw Viggo Mortensen's holiday Holocaust movie Good (and, for the record,
we thought it was great), and so we'd like to put Jason Isaacs on our
wish list, too. Someone give this man a leading role! He plays the evil
Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, and we say he's ready!"

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Post by virtu1889 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:05 am

kjshd05 wrote:http://www.observer.com/mobile/article/81163

" Someone give this man a leading role! He plays the evil
Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, and we say he's ready!"
That's my sentiment exactly! I want to see him in a leading role so badly. :bang He's got the whole package : the talent, the looks, the X factor. Like what does Pierce Brosnan or Clive Owen have that he doesn't have?! Wake up Hollywood! Come on! :loco

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Post by Angel Tavington » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:45 am

Hollywood??!...nooo
I think Jason said in an interview that he didn't want to ruin his life with fame and fortune.
But I agree, he would be great in a leading role!


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Post by virtu1889 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:23 am

When you're right Angel Tav you're right. Hollywood would ruin an already perfect man. No I don't Hollywood's greedy hooks into him. Its true. I just want our man to have as much screen time as possible. :adore

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Post by Angel Tavington » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:03 pm

I just want our man to have as much screen time as possible.
I totally understand, virtu1889... the more screen time, the better ;-)




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Post by Angel Tavington » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:40 pm

"review good: Viggo Mortensen plays a literature professor who gradually shifting from being a 'good' German to becoming a kingpin of the Nazi machine":



http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0117/p25s03-almo.html





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Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:17 pm

Another review:
(not a good one) :-(

http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Good.shtml



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Post by kjshd05 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:07 pm

that has 2B the "WORST" review I've read, so far, for 'GOOD'...
damn shame, didn't that guy even watch the movie?

thanx Angel, it's always a good thing to hear both sides of the story,
or to read different opinions....

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Post by thunder » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:17 am

I haven't seen this film yet... (and I can't wait!)

I think it's a good sign that the reviews are either bad or good. Of course I want them to be good, but the worst thing that could happen to it will be if all of the critics thought was a mediocre film.

It looks like everyone who has seen this film have a strong opinion about it. And people usually talk about the things they feel strongly about. In the end that will create more buzz than if everyone just thought the film was "OK". More people will go and see the film because they want to make up their own opinion about it.
(That's my optimistic prediction :D)

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Post by Angel Tavington » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:51 am

And I like your optmistic prediction, thunder!

Whatever the critics say, it doesn't really matter to me. I love "Good"because it's the type of movie that makes you think on many levels- I see it as a deep philosophical piece.



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Post by Helen8 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:53 pm

Wow. A half star. Why bother? Some reviewers can't seem to find anything nice to say. They should find something better to do with their lives.

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Post by Gillian » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:43 pm

To each his own I suppose. You can't satisfy everyone.

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Post by kjshd05 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:11 pm

a better review and a nice article about JI...

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1057156.html

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