It's a portrait-as-thriller whose fundamental elements are all fine, but whose protagonist just isn't as grippingly complex as the film needs him to be.
| Original Score: C+
The film is anchored and greatly bolstered by Bloom, who delivers a performance of quietly escalating madness.
An intermittently fascinating character study of a plain man who does evil things for selfish reasons.
| Original Score: 3/5
The Good Doctor is far more content to creep you out than to offer a critique.
| Original Score: 2/5
A suspense-filled dark comedy about a doctor obsessed with an 18-year-old patient.
| Original Score: B
It's a film stronger in the moment than in the rear-view mirror, generating some interesting tension along the way, most of it content to creep into view.
| Original Score: B-
A creepy, darkly funny bit of entertainment.
| Original Score: B+
Daly deftly creates a disturbing, Chabrol-like tension that plays on immediate identification with the handsome medico's lonely, shy vulnerability and slow-building horror at the depths to which his self-delusion can sink.
The Good Doctor isn't a ponderous bore because Blake isn't a strictly good or bad character: It sucks because he isn't even a compelling character.
| Original Score: 1.5/4