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
  • Vanessydelg - 10 January 2023
    The good actor.
    I have not much to say about the movie. It's a proper movie based on a true story of yet another serial killer who took advantage of his work as a nurse to perform his nefarious deeds. Jessica Chastain never disappoints, and she manages to sound and look absolutely credible moving only one muscle of her face.

    But the real reason why I'm writing this review is because Eddie Redmayne has shocked me once again. I cannot believe this man. Even with a straight face and not saying a word, playing the serial killer in the story, he throws those looks that freezes one's soul without exception, at the same time melting you with love and tenderness. Imagine meeting a serial killer who is so sweet but also so odd and dangerous as Eddie in this movie. Eddie's characterization of Charlie Cullen makes the viewer question themselves for the unavoidable sympathy he produces. If serial killers are manipulative, Redmayne as an actor impersonating a serial killer manipulates his whole audience.

    In all honesty, I've never seen an actor achieve so much but just staring and not saying a word or looking so real while screaming nonsense.

    I think Mr Redmayne is one true gem in the acting world.

    Certainly looking forward for his next movie. He is tantalizing to say the least. I'm so glad I don't know him personally. With just one look of those he would own my accounts and everything I have.
  • stevejones-9 - 30 December 2022
    Superbly acted true story
    There are no bells and whistles here in the cinematography department. It's subtle, but effective, focusing on the characters, letting the actors come through. The final scene between the two main characters was understated beauty. The story itself if thought-provoking, disturbing and indeed worthy of a movie. The pacing and editing are both superb. There's nothing really there that I would add or remove; everything moves the story along. I'd recently reached the conclusion that no decent films are being made anymore. While that may be generally true, The Good Nurse is definitely a most welcome exception. I highly recommend.