The Good Doctor Reviews

  • If "The Good Doctor" isn't a bad movie, it tells only half the story.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • The film is anchored and greatly bolstered by Bloom, who delivers a performance of quietly escalating madness.

    Nick Schager — Village Voice

  • 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.

    Ronnie Scheib — Variety

  • 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.

    Sara Stewart — New York Post

  • A creepy, darkly funny bit of entertainment.

    Eric D. Snider —

  • Orlando Bloom gives one of his most interesting performances; It's a creepy, effectively chilling piece of work.

    Richard Roeper — Richard

  • Targeting age-old English class consciousness, not contemporary American healthcare woes, the movie is a shrewd commentary on careerism and status.

    Sheri Linden — Los Angeles Times

  • An intermittently fascinating character study about a plain man who does evil things for selfish reasons.

    Scott Weinberg

  • ...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.


  • A solidly constructed little character study of dark romantic bloom commingled with slipping-knot mental instability.

    Brent Simon — Shared Darkness

  • Visually capturing that chemistry between god-in-training and his just rewards silently sums up the film long before the kindest cut of all.

    S. James Wegg — JWR

  • A Dr. Kildare drama gone berserk on meds.

    Dennis Schwartz — Ozus' World Movie Reviews

  • After watching this film you should be doubly determined to stay away from hospitals.

    Robert Roten — Laramie Movie Scope

  • Wants to be a twisty nail-biter, but never creates much suspense or surprise.

    Ian Buckwalter — The Atlantic

  • ... 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.

    Glenn Lovell — CinemaDope

  • [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.

    Cole Smithey —

  • 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.

    Marshall Fine — Hollywood & Fine

  • Suspenseful and sinister, making one wary of checking into a hospital.

    Susan Granger — SSG Syndicate

  • A compelling, character-driven film about a particularly antiseptic form of madness.

    Robert Levin — amNewYork

  • 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.

    Stephen Whitty — Newark Star-Ledger

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