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The Good Doctor Reviews

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic
October 9, 2012
Wants to be a twisty nail-biter, but never creates much suspense or surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
August 31, 2012
It's too bad that the events leading up to it are so ridiculous that they undermine what's otherwise a powerfully disquieting denouement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
August 30, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
April 23, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 31, 2012
Don't allow this doctor to treat you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 3, 2012
Suspenseful and sinister, making one wary of checking into a hospital.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 30, 2012
If "The Good Doctor" isn't a bad movie, it tells only half the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 31, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
August 28, 2012
The Good Doctor is far more content to creep you out than to offer a critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 30, 2012
Suspense is anemic in this dark hospital drama about a resident getting too intensive in his care for an attractive patient.
Scott Weinberg
TheHorrorShow
August 26, 2015
An intermittently fascinating character study about a plain man who does evil things for selfish reasons.
Robert Levin
amNewYork
September 1, 2012
A compelling, character-driven film about a particularly antiseptic form of madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
September 4, 2012
Orlando Bloom gives one of his most interesting performances; It's a creepy, effectively chilling piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
August 28, 2012
The film is anchored and greatly bolstered by Bloom, who delivers a performance of quietly escalating madness.
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
May 6, 2011
A creepy, darkly funny bit of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
July 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 4, 2012
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
August 31, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
February 7, 2013
A solidly constructed little character study of dark romantic bloom commingled with slipping-knot mental instability.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 13, 2012
A Dr. Kildare drama gone berserk on meds.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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