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Fresh: A tale illustrating the banality of evil is as timely as ever but the execution is heavy-handed and even with location filming and elaborate sets it still feels very theatrical.
- Allan Hunter, Daily Express, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: A strong cast and good starting material doesn't manage to save this unsuccessful adaptation.
- Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: To those who wonder if we really need Hollywood to give us more Holocaust stories, I would argue yes, just better ones than we get with Good.
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Viggo is an amazing actor, and this subject is definitely my favorite subject. But, for some reason, this movie just didn't hit the the right notes for me. Really slow. Rather confusing (at least to me). A decent idea with not much substance, in my opinion.
- itsjustme2004, Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I was extremely dissappointed by this film. It lacked an edge to it. It just seemed like I was following this random guys life during a difficult period in his country. It showed a lot about character and how normal innocent people of Germany really didn't know what was going on. The ending was atrocious and so dissatisfying. Great performances and a cast that should have made this film much better.
- StarCrossedVoyager, Saturday, May 7, 2011
While there were many problems with the film, I have to like it because it affected me so much. Excellent cast makes it better, but I will agree that it lacked structure and conviction. I always enjoy a fresh look at WWII era, and the perspective of a good German caught up in the times is always welcome. I appreciated what I at least interpretted as the the message of the movie: that amidst all the horrors in these times, no matter how much any of us lie to ourselves that what we are doing is okay and right, it is so far from the humanity inside us that the guy was seeing beauty in the form of music in the most horrible of places.
- puffchunk, Friday, October 22, 2010