The Good Doctor Reviews

August 26, 2015
An intermittently fascinating character study about a plain man who does evil things for selfish reasons.
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.
February 7, 2013
A solidly constructed little character study of dark romantic bloom commingled with slipping-knot mental instability.
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.
December 13, 2012
A Dr. Kildare drama gone berserk on meds.
December 10, 2012
After watching this film you should be doubly determined to stay away from hospitals.
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.
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.
September 4, 2012
Orlando Bloom gives one of his most interesting performances; It's a creepy, effectively chilling piece of work.
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.
September 1, 2012
A compelling, character-driven film about a particularly antiseptic form of madness.
August 31, 2012
Targeting age-old English class consciousness, not contemporary American healthcare woes, the movie is a shrewd commentary on careerism and status.
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.
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.
August 28, 2012
The film is anchored and greatly bolstered by Bloom, who delivers a performance of quietly escalating madness.
August 20, 2012
A suspense-filled dark comedy about a doctor obsessed with an 18-year-old patient.
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.
May 6, 2011
A creepy, darkly funny bit of entertainment.
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.