COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Audio Signature Classical Collection (Blu-ray)
$144.01
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$24.96
Batman: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$189.96
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$74.35
Battle Royale (Blu-ray)
$12.99
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$54.96
Los Angeles Kings: 2014 Stanley Cup Champions (Blu-ray)
$20.95
Inside Llewyn Davis (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Dragonwolf (Blu-ray)
$18.20
House of Cards: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$29.99
The Big Chill (Blu-ray)
$27.59
Leviathan (Blu-ray)
$15.89
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Blu-ray)
$22.99
God's Not Dead (Blu-ray)
$17.29
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Double Pack (Blu-ray)
$19.96
The Blacklist: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$44.99
Oldboy (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Ken Burns: The Roosevelts (Blu-ray)
$76.89


The Good Doctor


2011 | 93 min | PG-13 | 1.85:1

The Good Doctor

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.8
6
ratings.


User reviews


No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Thriller6%
0
fans

45
Blu-ray
collections
3
DVD
collections

Theatrical release date


 31 August, 2012

Country of origin


 United States

Box office


 $5,206

Links


                 

Overview Preview Cast & crew Screenshots User reviews News Forum

The Good Doctor

 (2011)

Screenshots from The Good Doctor Blu-ray

The Good Doctor Preview  

7
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, July 26, 2012

“The Good Doctor” is a classic example of a slow burn picture. Considering the vague creepiness of the titular character, the glacial pace could cause some viewers to lose interest in the delusions and devious plans of the plot. The movie takes a certain amount of patience to watch, and those approaching “The Good Doctor” with an open mind might find themselves pulled into the developing disease. A satisfactory shot at a psychological study with a light suspense coating, the feature maintains a convincing feel for surprises and bad ideas, guided by one of the better performances I’ve seen from notoriously wooden star Orlando Bloom.



Dr. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is just beginning his medical career, hoping to move from internal medicine to a more professional responsibility, looking to impress his superior, Dr. Waylans (Rob Morrow). Tending to patient Diane (Riley Keough) and her kidney infection, Martin finds himself smitten with the teenage girl, showing signs of jealousy when her dim-witted boyfriend is around to steal her attention. After a successful treatment, Diane’s family initiates a relationship with Martin, offering the love struck doctor an opportunity to sabotage her home medication, returning the patient to the hospital where he can obsess over her day and night, while staff members (including Taraji P. Henson) take his interest as practiced dedication. Prolonging Diane’s treatment, Martin risks his career to keep his fixation close, a toxic arrangement threatened when Jimmy (Michael Pena), a reckless orderly, reveals his knowledge of the situation to the increasingly agitated doctor.

The screenplay for “The Good Doctor” (credited to John Enbom) is a measured exercise in detailing the chapters of a mental breakdown, observing Martin quietly succumb to his urges, despite years of training and common sense blocking his view of Diane. The premise hints at an “American Psycho” take on a psychological rupture, yet the writing remains composed, keeping the lead character’s actions low to the ground, increasing the possibility of recognition along the way, where Martin suddenly snaps out of his fog and comprehends the severity of his deeds. The invitation for hysterics is there, yet never accepted, electing to itemize Martin’s illegal activities peacefully, emphasizing their evil in an unexpected manner.



Bloom’s work here as Martin keeps up the established pace, with the majority of his performance internalized, building a character who’s lost in solitude, projecting shyness at work while living in an empty beach house in desperate need of warmth. While Keough’s snoozy performance makes Martin’s brain-melting dedication to Diane a bit of a mystery, the possessiveness is alive in Bloom’s body language, encouraging a snowballing build of suspense to the picture as Martin finds himself in too deep. Again, there’s nothing overtly sinister about the film and Bloom’s work, as director Lance Daly shoos away the innate horror of the situation. Instead, “The Good Doctor” is played like a love story with a poisoned heart, keeping viewers unnerved instead of shocked, compelled to study Bloom’s impressively restricted work.

Perhaps the only genuinely strange element of “The Good Doctor” is Rob Morrow, who actively searches for ways to entertain himself during his supporting turn. With a squeaky, swallowed voice and funky eyewear he can’t keep his hands off of, Morrow is off on his own adventure during the course of the film. I only wish the oddity contributed more to the story.



As expected, Martin’s troubles begin to add up in a significant manner, only there’s no substantial climax to the feature, which bows out passively with a terrible fake-out ending to act as a concluding jolt. The set-up to “The Good Doctor” hints at a more momentous resolution, and when it doesn’t arrive, the moviegoing effort seems all for naught. 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. “The Good Doctor” also mines the criminal invasion of medical professionals for a decent amount of unease, creating a plausible monster out of a person who’s devoted their entire adulthood to saving lives.

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Rob Morrow, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Peña, Troy Garity
Director: Lance Daly

» See full cast & crew




Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review

 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Noah
2. Noah
3. Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
4. Noah
5. The Other Woman
6. The Great Race
7. Source Code
8. Jaws
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
10. The Legend of Billie Jean
11. Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Co...
12. Inside Llewyn Davis
13. Scanners
14. The Big Chill
15. Insomnia

Trending in Theaters
1. Lucy
2. Noah
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4. Hercules
5. The LEGO Movie
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. God's Not Dead
8. 300: Rise of an Empire
9. Sabotage
10. Transformers: Age of Extinction
11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
12. Maleficent
13. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
14. X-Men: Days of Future Past
15. RoboCop

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
2.  Noah
3.  Divergent
4.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
5.  The LEGO Movie
6.  Pacific Rim 3D
7.  Batman: The Complete Series
8.  Battle Royale
9.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
10.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Divergent
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Batman: The Complete Series
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
6.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
7.  Godzilla 3D
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  Lucy
10.  God's Not Dead
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
2.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
3.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
4.  Battle Royale
$12.99, Save 68%
5.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
6.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
7.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
8.  Pacific Rim
$9.99, Save 60%
9.  The Other Woman
$19.99, Save 50%
10.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Audio Signature Classical Collection

 United States


$219.99 $144.01





The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D

 United States


$45.99 $24.96





Batman: The Complete Series

 United States


$269.97 $189.96





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices