The Good Nurse – Movie Review
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Writer: Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Screenplay)
Writer: Charles Graeber (Book)
- Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
- Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
- Noah Emmerich (The Truman Show)
- Kim Dickens (Gone Girl)
- Nnamdi Asomugha
Plot: An infamous caregiver is implicated in the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients.
Runtime: 2 Hours 1 Minute
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Good Nurse starts when Amy Loughren (Chastain) shows a new nurse to the hospital Charlie Cullen (Redmayne) around the hospital. Amy has a great repour with her patients and is going through her own battles with her own health.
When one of the patients dies, detective Danny Baldwin (Asomugha) and Tim Braun (Emmerich) investigate the incident. Amy is left wondering what is happening, as Charlie becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Can Amy believe he is behind this or not?
Verdict on The Good Nurse
Amy Loughren is a resident nurse that is working to protect her patients and prepare for her own medical needs. Her reputation is that she is one of the best and she puts the patient’s needs before the hospital, breaking a few rules along the way. She befriends a new nurse seeing only good in him, letting him get close to her family. Remaining unaware of what he has been doing, not wanting to believe it at first.
Charlie Cullen is a new nurse in the department, once he appears the number of deaths starts to go up. Nobody takes too much notice to start with until the police start investigating one of the deaths. He keeps himself in a friendly manner, which makes him easy to get on with. Charlie is a cold character, one that keeps everything close and knows how to build friendships and trust.
Detectives Baldwin and Braun are investigating one of the deaths. They believe something has gone wrong even if it was only an accident. Nothing will prepare them for what they end up needing to investigate in one of the most difficult cases of their careers.
Jessica Chastain is brilliant in the leading role, where she keeps her performance nature. This is one of the best, this is an ordinary person’s performance of the year. Eddie Redmayne is wonderful too, he makes us see the disturbing side of his character without being completely unhinged. He brings a friendly side to his character that makes him even colder.
The story follows a nurse that learns that her new colleague has been poisoning their patients. She must work with the police to use her friendship with him to uncover the truth about what he has been doing.
This is a disturbing true story about one of the biggest serial killers in American history. Showing how he easily walked into a hospital position and started killing people under the disguise of being a nurse. The one person that you are meant to trust in a hospital committing such horrific crimes.
There is a startling truth about how this was handled and how he operated. Nobody tried to stop him and the reality of what he did might never be known. The movie does a good job of building suspicion, as it focuses on how nobody wanted to question his actions.
Where to Watch: The Good Nurse is available on Netflix.
Final Thoughts – The Good Nurse is a disturbing glimpse into a serial killer’s actions.