The Good Doctor
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Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. Henson). But things are not going Martin's way and he can't seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old patient Diane (Riley Keough) is admitted for a kidney infection, Martin steps in, getting the much-needed boost of self-esteem he craves. But things take a dark turn as his enthusiasm begins to become an obsession. -- (C) Magnolia

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wants to be a twisty nail-biter, but never creates much suspense or surprise."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic
"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
"...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."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"A Dr. Kildare drama gone berserk on meds."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[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,
"Orlando Bloom gives one of his most interesting performances; It's a creepy, effectively chilling piece of work."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"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 solidly constructed little character study of dark romantic bloom commingled with slipping-knot mental instability."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"After watching this film you should be doubly determined to stay away from hospitals."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"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
"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
"If "The Good Doctor" isn't a bad movie, it tells only half the story."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"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 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
"Suspenseful and sinister, making one wary of checking into a hospital."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
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