The film, which involves the (fictional) murder of a young girl in a small New Zealand town, became the subject of some controversy when extra Steven Williams was convicted of the real-life murder of his own step-daughter. Calls from the victim's family to censor Williams' brief appearance in the film were turned down by the producers on economic grounds. Some New Zealand DVD retailers refused to stock the DVD as a consequence. See more »
This film fell somewhat short of the psychological thriller it promised to be but that doesn't mean it is devoid of redeeming qualities. The cinematography was predictable, yet clean and unobtrusive but it was the editing that I enjoyed the most. Clever cutting and the overlaying of images created a pleasing visual narrative even if the acting and script writing were weak in places. Miranda Harcourt was the films outstanding performer in my opinion, her portrayal of the victim's mother was well portrayed. For Good is not the sort of film you watch to be thrilled or carried along by the sheer pace of the story. it is slow and sombre but worth watching if you are a fan of New Zealand film. Not one of the best examples of the latter but an example all the same.
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