Good

Directed By: Vicente Amorim


Yet another World War II film, but this one has a twist – we see, quite effectively, the small decisions that when taken together result in the corruption of the soul.

Ever reliable Viggo Mortensen puts on another masterclass, as he provides a nuanced, subtle look at a man who’s “good”, yet drawn deeper and deeper into the Nazi ethos. With each compromise he descends further and further into that which at first he finds abhorrent, and few films have so effectively demonstrated how these seemingly innocuous moments add up in the end to great tragic events.

While it’s not entirely successful, Good transcends mere morality play, and delves deeply into a subject that still seems ripe for cinematic exploration.

Grade: B+


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