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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
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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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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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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
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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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+
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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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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
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
May 6, 2011
A creepy, darkly funny bit of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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.