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Juan Barquin's rating of the film The Good German

The first twenty five minutes (prior to the first character death) are uncomfortably edited - trapped between a longing to be a noir classic and a silent classic. Tobey's performance was less than pleasant and I have to admit that it broke into a better flow once he was out of the picture. But like many others say - although it had certain charm at times, this is a Soderbergh experiment that could have gone better.