The Sneak: Good Review
17 April 2009
Image Larry Horricks.
© Good Films.
"NEIN! Not another Nazi film," you cry.
Just as you were getting over Tom Cruise strutting his stuff as a German Wehrmacht officer in Valkyrie, along comes Lord Of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen doing pretty much the same.
Mortensen plays a university professor who reluctantly gets recruited by the Nazi party.
The film follows his slide into the evils of the regime, and asks the uneasy question - what makes good people do bad things?
He ends up betraying his best friend, who is Jewish, and the story finishes bleakly in the yard of a concentration camp.
It is a fine piece of acting from Mortensen, who portrays his character's weakness superbly. But Good sometimes lacks pace and direction.
On balance this is an intelligent and sensitive approach to a very dark era of history.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Last edited: 15 June 2009 04:25:10