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 - Film.com
Orlando Bloom gives one of his most interesting performances; It's a creepy, effectively chilling piece of work.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
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.
...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 - ColeSmithey.com
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
It's too bad that the events leading up to it are so ridiculous that they undermine what's otherwise a powerfully disquieting denouement.
Annlee Ellingson - Paste Magazine
Don't allow this doctor to treat you.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
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
Suspense is anemic in this dark hospital drama about a resident getting too intensive in his care for an attractive patient.
Doris Toumarkine - Film Journal International
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.
Alison Willmore - AV Club
The film is an observant examination of cognitive dissonance, the torment felt by a person who is simultaneously holding two completely opposite values.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
The Good Doctor is far more content to creep you out than to offer a critique.
David Fear - Time Out
A suspense-filled dark comedy about a doctor obsessed with an 18-year-old patient.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
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.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com
The Good Doctor isn't a ponderous bore because Blake isn't a strictly good or bad character: It sucks because he isn't even a compelling character.
Simon Abrams - Slant Magazine