The Good Doctor

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Aug 29, 2012
    58
    Awkward and arrogant, Bloom's character is reminiscent of The Social Network's take on Mark Zuckerberg: someone who was propelled in his nascent career by the idea that it would bring him the respect and acceptance he doesn't seem able to command in a social setting.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Sep 1, 2012
    50
    Keough is nearly worth risking life (Diane's) and limb (Martin's) for. The eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, she has a pale, dreamy lusciousness that puts as viewer in mind of Amanda Seyfried, though without the overt sexuality. Her not-quite-there appeal matches both the opacity of Martin's intentions and the entire underhanded, underwhelming experience that The Good Doctor offers.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Aug 30, 2012
    50
    Ultimately, even after momentarily falling apart in a fit of paranoia, Martin remains a cipher in a movie that never fulfills its potential as melodrama. If The Good Doctor isn't a bad movie, it tells only half the story.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 30, 2012
    40
    Bloom's watchfulness and brittle seriousness anchors The Good Doctor, even as it wanders away from reality and into its own bizarre world.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Aug 28, 2012
    40
    Had Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley accidentally weaseled his way onto the set of E.R., it might have played out something like Lance Daly's medical-drama-cum-upward-mobility-thriller about a hospital's new resident (and resident sociopath).
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 12, 2015
    9
    If you could ever point to a movie that really shows that an actor is actually good, it is the Good Doctor and that actor is Orlando Bloom.If you could ever point to a movie that really shows that an actor is actually good, it is the Good Doctor and that actor is Orlando Bloom. Bloom gets sh*t on a lot by critics and audiences for not being "good." I personally have no issue with him and he is great in this role as "The Good Doctor." The movie itself is a great low-key thriller that not everybody will like, but I thought was excellent. Full Review »
  2. Apr 27, 2013
    6
    The first half is an 8 the second half is a 5. I just didn't fully believe that this straight laced doctor would go to such lengths just toThe first half is an 8 the second half is a 5. I just didn't fully believe that this straight laced doctor would go to such lengths just to see his patient. Overall I would slightly recommend this film. Full Review »
  3. Dec 22, 2012
    2
    Every now and then comes along a movie that is just so annoying that you wish you could jump into the screen and sort out one or more of theEvery now and then comes along a movie that is just so annoying that you wish you could jump into the screen and sort out one or more of the characters.. this is on of those. The acting is of course good, but the story line leaves a lot to be desired. The way the film randomly goes in one direction to another with various characters coming and going, it feels like the writers had too many ideas, couldn't figure out which way to go with the film and/or a way to bring it all together to finish it. So they resorted to abruptly cutting it short(?), leaving the viewer to ponder the fate of the 'good doctor. We're left with an unresolved mess of a movie. Annoying to say the least. Full Review »