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The Good German Shepherd

Here's how to tell the two upcoming films apart

Having trouble telling the difference between moody period thrillers, CIA histories, and potentially vicious attack dogs? EW is here to help.

The Good German
THE BARE BONES
A journalist (George Clooney) looks into a murder in post-WWII Berlin.
PEDIGREE
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
MAY FETCH...
$100 million at the box office

VS.

The Good Shepherd
THE BARE BONES
A Yalie (Matt Damon) devotes his life to rising through CIA ranks.
PEDIGREE
Directed by Robert De Niro
MAY FETCH...
Multiple Oscar nominations

VS.

The German Shepherd
THE BARE BONES
Kills. Maims. Eats Snausages.
PEDIGREE
Bred by Germans
MAY FETCH...
Stick, human femur

Originally posted Nov 03, 2006 Published in issue #906 Nov 10, 2006 Order article reprints