Good is also being praised for good intentions, although most critics agree that it's not so good. Stephen Holden in the New York Times calls it "anemic" and remarks that it "dances as skittishly around its subject as its protagonist blindly ignores portents of the impending Holocaust." Kyle Smith in the New York Post comments that the movie "has nothing new to say" about the Holocaust. "The banality of evil has met its match in the banality of Good, a Holocaust parable that barely registers a pulse," he observes. And commenting on the glut of Nazi-themed films that have filled theaters this year, Betsy Sharkey writes in the Los Angles Times "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. "
The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.