The Good Nurse

Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on true events.

  • Released: 2022-10-19
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Stars: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Emmerich, Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Devyn McDowell, Ajay Naidu, Maria Dizzia, Malik Yoba, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Gina Jun, Brooke Stacy Mills, Anjelica Bosboom, Rebecca Watson, Maurice J. Irvin, Victor Cruz, Jennifer Regan, Andrew James Bleidner, Shaun O'Hagan
  • Director: Tobias Lindholm
  • brockfal - 13 January 2023
    Gripping and powerful
    Events in the US hospital system lead to suspicions that a medical professional is killing patients deliberately.

    I went into this movie without preconceptions, and without realising it tells a true story. It does it powerfully and often grippingly. The strength here are central performances by Eddie Redmayne and Jennifer Chastermaine , who are quite simply amazing, and pretty much every other performance is good too. The story is told coherently and seriously, has the ring of authenticity about it, and I suppose it might be taken as an indictment of cynically run private healthcare systems in the US as well as a tragic sobering and sometimes frightening tale about how easily things, and individuals, can go wrong. Well written and directed, I highly recommend this film.
  • eMpraH - 31 December 2022
    Good acting, slow movie
    The Good Nurse definitely is one of the better Netflix Movies. It is very minimalistic, most of the time it is just the two main characters in a hospital, but Eddie Redmayne and Jessice Chastain make the most out of it and really carry the movie with their acting. Eddie Redmayne seems to be made for this role. The cast generally was very well picked, every single character just fits with their actor.

    The tone is serious and unsettling from beginning to end.

    The only real issue is the pacing, the movie is really slow for the first two thirds and too fast toward the end. The slow parts are not just slow but also repetitive, all that time could have been spent on the unraveling at the end instead. The transition from "everyday work" to "suspicion" and finally "apprehension" went way to quickly and only because we had to spend way too much time on "everyday work".

    But, overall it was enjoyable, far from perfect but still enjoyable enough to watch it once.