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Good German, The

Director:  Steven Soderbergh
Year Released:  2006
Rating:  0.5

An honest American soldier (George Clooney, profoundly bland) investigates the death of a dishonest American soldier (Tobey Maguire, hilariously miscast) in post-War Berlin. Soderbergh, ever the technical savant, is arguably too concerned with the technical aspects of using old-fashioned cameras and black-and-white photography to worry about the ho-hum story line, leaden pacing and dreadful dialogue by Paul Attanasio. Thomas Newman's score needed to be turned down a few decibels.

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