The Doctor
The Doctor (1991)

A doctor finds out the hard way that there's more to medicine than skill in the operating theater in this emotional drama. Jack McKee (William Hurt) is a gifted but arrogant surgeon who cares little about the emotional welfare of his… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 24, 1991
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a relatively solid yet erratically-paced little drama.

Full review…
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Um filme que deveria ser assistido por todos os profissionais da área de Saúde.

Full review…
Chuck O'Leary

An honest, well-acted and very moving drama about a cold, arrogant surgeon (a terrific Hurt) who learns about compassion when he becomes a cancer patient.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Gives a fresh appreciation of the dynamic interplay between mind, body, and soul in the art of healing.

Full review…
More reviews for The Doctor

Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Great doctor jokes and theme of karmic retribution, but a little gaggy all throughout. I rather liked William Hurt in this performance though. Funny/ironic… More
Barry Lappin
Superb film, Hurt is brillaint as the egotistical surgeon and his fall from grace is touching and extremely well done.
John Ballantine
William Hurt gives his usually strong performance as a doctor who learns the errors of his bed manner ways by becoming sick himself. It meanders into over… More
Jessica van der Sloot
Hurt. Nuff said. He's simply brilliant here, perfectly cast and at the top of his game. Which is a good thing, seeing as he's pretty much carrying… More