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The Good Doctor Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
An intermittently fascinating character study about a plain man who does evil things for selfish reasons.
Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
...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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
February 6, 2013
Visually capturing that chemistry between god-in-training and his just rewards silently sums up the film long before the kindest cut of all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 13, 2012
A Dr. Kildare drama gone berserk on meds.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 10, 2012
After watching this film you should be doubly determined to stay away from hospitals.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Glenn Lovell
September 11, 2012
... 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
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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Richard Roeper
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
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
September 4, 2012
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.
Robert Levin
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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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2012
Targeting age-old English class consciousness, not contemporary American healthcare woes, the movie is a shrewd commentary on careerism and status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 30, 2012
The film is an observant examination of cognitive dissonance, the torment felt by a person who is simultaneously holding two completely opposite values.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Harvey S. Karten
August 20, 2012
A suspense-filled dark comedy about a doctor obsessed with an 18-year-old patient.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Orndorf
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-
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Eric D. Snider
May 6, 2011
A creepy, darkly funny bit of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ronnie Scheib
April 26, 2011
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.
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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
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