The Good Doctor (2012)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 29
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Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 11
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Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. Henson). But things are not going Martin's way and he can't seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old patient Diane (Riley Keough) is admitted for a kidney infection, Martin steps in, getting the much-needed boost of self-esteem he craves. But
Aug 31, 2012 Limited
Dec 17, 2012
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Wants to be a twisty nail-biter, but never creates much suspense or surprise.
Orlando Bloom gives one of his most interesting performances; It's a creepy, effectively chilling piece of work.
Its meaning is unclear. Its vital signs are shaky. And before long, the whole frail thing's on life support, just begging for somebody to pull the plug.
Targeting age-old English class consciousness, not contemporary American healthcare woes, the movie is a shrewd commentary on careerism and status.
Whether you take it as a comment on our rote acceptance of authority figures or just a deliciously creepy character study, you'll come away from "The Good Doctor" wanting to keep religiously eating that apple a day.
...the picture never pushes the creepiness of Bloom's doctor far enough to make the experience wholly effective but it's fun to watch Bloom stretch his legs in a sinister role.
A solidly constructed little character study of dark romantic bloom commingled with slipping-knot mental instability.
Visually capturing that chemistry between god-in-training and his just rewards silently sums up the film long before the kindest cut of all.
After watching this film you should be doubly determined to stay away from hospitals.
... a tale of quiet obsession ... one of those queasy little thrillers, like One-Hour Photo, that'll have you talking back to the screen, shouting, 'No, he wouldn't possibly do THAT!' And then he does.
[VIDEO ESSAY] "The Good Doctor" is a seriously creepy Euro-styled thriller. Regardless of their position on Obamacare, no one who sees this movie will feel any better about being a hospital patient.
Daly uses Bloom's chilly exterior to hook you into the often preposterous doings ... It's just plausible enough to give you a good case of the chills.
Suspenseful and sinister, making one wary of checking into a hospital.
A compelling, character-driven film about a particularly antiseptic form of madness.
It's too bad that the events leading up to it are so ridiculous that they undermine what's otherwise a powerfully disquieting denouement.
The film is an observant examination of cognitive dissonance, the torment felt by a person who is simultaneously holding two completely opposite values.
Audience Reviews for The Good Doctor
- Jimmy: You know what I always thought would be the best part about being a doctor...?
- Jimmy: The ladies love a doctor.
- Martin Blake: I never meant it to happen... it just got out of control.
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