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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 Sea Lion Woman » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:58 am

A long time ago, in Google Books or something like that, I read the first couple of pages...and it looked interesting! Very interesting!
But yeah, the title doesn't give much away...but isn't that better?

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Post by Chari910 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:44 am

More reviews articles are popping up.

It was also nice to see Jason Isaacs as a character other than the villain. Isaacs is a fantastic actor that plays the part of the bad guy so well it seemed to become his calling, but here he proves he has more than just one side to him, something many of us know, but it is nice to be reminded every now and again.

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Post by kjshd05 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:57 am

this was not a nice review, but it did say nicer things about Mr Jason
what do critics know??

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Post by Helen8 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:44 pm

Grade C?

The performances were all very good to great.
"Good . . . is a well-made film"
"I find little fault in the work Amorim put in as a director . . ."

His comments belie his grade. :roll:

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:40 pm

Very nice review and very honest quotes by both Jason and Viggo.

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Post by Chari910 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:44 pm

The real hero of the film’s production, however, must be Jason Isaacs, the consummate role player, as Jewish best friend Maurice. He is stern and funny and weak and honest, all within a few moments, and he absolutely steals the show. His locked jaw and steely eyes are staples of a character so mortified by his surroundings, yet unable to escape his love of country (and his own pride) until it is much too late.

http://laist.com/2008/12/24/movie_review_good_1.php

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Post by LadyLucius » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:34 pm

Now that's the kind of article that make grade A for me!

Thanks Char.

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:42 pm

OMG That's great! I loved the "locked jaw" part...cuz he does have one, and me loves it so much!

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Post by Gillian » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:58 pm

Spot on review!
Thanks for posting, Char!

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:16 am

Now..that's a very good article.

Thanks Char!




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Post by Hilary the Touched » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:23 pm

USAToday not crazy about it . . . but the fact that McPaper is writing about it is very heartening to me.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/rev ... good_N.htm

" . . . Halder is supposedly a good man, but he seems compromised early on. He abandons his wife and children to live with an attractive student (Jodie Whittaker) and resists the entreaties of Maurice to escape Germany. Mortensen has an appealing subtlety and gravitas in the role, but it's hard for him to be convincing with the part's limitations."

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Post by Gillian » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:55 pm

USAToday not crazy about it . . . but the fact that McPaper is writing about it is very heartening to me.
Guess there weren't enough explosions and shit.

And while I'm here, might as well post a link to Kim's AICN interview for people who MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE SEE IT. *cough*
Plenty of "Good" related stuff there too.

http://jasonisaacsonline.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2556

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:36 pm

Wow . . . The New York Times' Stephen Holden savaged it . . .

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:50 pm

But, but, but . . .

Isaacs’s performance is the strongest in the movie,

Faint praise, but praise nevertheless.

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