The Heart Specialist (2011)





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Wood Harris headlines this sexy comedy following a group of young medical residents at a busy Florida hospital. Though the Chief Resident (Harris) does his best to keep moral high amongst the overworked residents, a dark secret from his past soon threatens to undermine his efforts and destroy his reputation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
R (for some sexual content and language)
Comedy , Drama
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Wood Harris
as Dr. Sidney Zachary
Brian J. White
as Dr. Ray Howard
Zoe Saldana
as Donna
as Valerie
Method Man
as Lorenzo
Edward Asner
as Mr. Olson
Caleeb Pinkett
as Urologist
Marla Gibbs
as Ms. Overwood
Jenifer Lewis
as Nurse Jackson
Scott Paulin
as Dr. Graves
David S. Lee
as Dr. Propper
Kenneth Choi
as Mitchell Kwan
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Critic Reviews for The Heart Specialist

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

A ploddingly paced and tonally dissonant mix of broadly played sitcom-style humor and shameless heartstring-yanking.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Top Critic

Amateurish doctors-in-training comedy/drama too blatantly reveals its television inspirations.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Dr. Dennis Cooper must have knocked off this script while watching "Scrubs" re-runs in the break room. This is "Scrubs" told totally from a black doctor's point of view.

January 13, 2011
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Heart Specialist


If Tyler Perry decided to make a bad parody of "Grey's Anatomy" meets "Funny People", then you would have "The Heart Specialist". This is a black "dramedy" that I had never heard of, and there is a good reason for that, it isn't good. Wood Harris stars as a Dr. who moonlights as a comedian, trying to bring laughter into people's lives as medicine. Only problem is, he nor the movie, are funny at all. The only laughs come from a female patient who is a little mental. This wants to be something along the line of a Tyler Perry movie, but fails miserably. The characters are all lame and one dimensional, and the story just isn't that good.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


This movie does have some endearing characters and the cast is great, but the story drags in places. There are also cuts between scenes that make things disjointed and hard to follow. it is an overall good movie with some laughs and some tears, but it could have been better.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

This flick was not very good. The intermittent stand-up did provide some comic relief as did the revenge humor in the third act. Bless its heart; it wants to be another Foolish, but came up short. To its credit, it was a better way to start off a new year than METRO. My grade: D

Kevin Daigle
Kevin Daigle

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