The Good Doctor Reviews
Orlando Bloom manages to give his character the right performance. This is a movie that deals with a lot of conflicts that may occur in the doctor-patient relationship. And it handles them in a way that is just creepy enough.
Apart from the ending, which feels rushed, the movie has a good pacing and enough attention for characters and environment. The story develops gradually and lets you see more and more of the inner workings of the Good Doctor. Surprisingly, writer John Enbom has no other full-length movies to his name, only episodes of several TV-series (Party Down, Veronica Mars). He should write more!
Pros: Great lead role by Orlando Bloom
Cons: The ending felt a little rushed.
Verdict: Go see!
(2012) The Good Doctor
PSYCOLOGICAL CRIME DRAMA
Co-produced and starred by Orlando Bloom as Dr. Martin Blake as "The Good Doctor" which is kind of an overstatement. It's his first time working in this particular hospital and that he has only two patients- one is a Mexican guy who can't speak any English, and the other is a young teenage girl named Diane Nixon (Riley Keough). Viewers can tell he's not one of those busy doctors when he can find time to have dinner with Diane's parents in which he subtly becomes infatuated with her as soon as he steals a photo of her from her bedroom of the family home. And then plans to see her more often by sabotaging the medication he prescribed to her. What doesn't make sense is that somewhere along the beginning, a nurse tells him that they're swamped with so much work. The next thing you know he looks at Diane's empty bedside and shows viewers that he kind of misses her, for he doesn't seem to have other patients is very contained. Also, what this movie display is very stereotypical to doctors in general since not everyone think the same way as him for it's more of a possibility than a probability. Theirs no lessons to be learned here folks. Watch "ER", "Greys Anatomy", "Dr. Kildare", and "Quincy" instead because this one bites. I mean how can viewers feel sympathy with this kind of self absorbed a-hole who's playing God.
1 star out of 4
Performance wise Orlando Bloom does a really good job. Also some good supporting performances from Taraji P. Henson, Riley Keough, Rob Morrow, and J.K. Simmons.