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  • Summary: Martin Blake is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans, self-assured fellow intern Dan and no-nonsense nurse Theresa. But things are not going Martin’s way and he can’t seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-oldMartin Blake is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans, self-assured fellow intern Dan and no-nonsense nurse Theresa. But things are not going Martin’s way and he can’t seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old patient Diane 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. (Magnolia Pictures) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Aug 30, 2012
    75
    Ever wonder what "Scrubs" would've been like if Zach Braff's fledgling-doctor character was psychotic instead of goofy? I get the feeling John Enbom, screenwriter of The Good Doctor, has.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 28, 2012
    70
    The film is anchored and greatly bolstered by Bloom, who delivers a performance of quietly escalating madness.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Sep 1, 2012
    70
    John Enbom's slow-burn script avoids overloading the action with backstory or psychologizing, and Bloom strikes the right balance of diffidence, panic and blank-itude to keep things creepily on edge.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Aug 24, 2012
    38
    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.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. 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. Expand
  2. 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. Expand

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