PLOT: Amy (Jessica Chastain), a compassionate nurse, discovers that her co-worker and good friend, Charlie (Eddie Redmayne), could also be chargeable for the loss of life of a affected person. Little does she know; the reality runs deeper.
REVIEW: The Good Nurse is one in all Netflix’s massive October releases, and it’s becoming that the streamer would launch this in time for Halloween as, regardless of not being a horror film within the conventional sense, it’s fairly rattling terrifying. For these not within the know, the movie is predicated on the exploits of Charlie Cullen, a infamous serial killer chargeable for the deaths of no less than forty individuals, however, finally, the quantity could be nearer to 400. If this quantity is wherever close to correct, he will be the most prolific serial killer in historical past.
What makes The Good Nurse particularly terrifying is that the fact-based drama makes it clear that the medical institution may have stopped Cullen early in his reign however finally was extra involved with overlaying their finish than serving to individuals. Cullen was allowed to run amuck, and when sufficient sufferers would mysteriously die, he could be dismissed, along with his nursing licence intact. They have been so involved with repercussions that they wouldn’t even dare give him a foul reference.
The movie reveals, in breathtaking element, how prison the hospitals have been. Have been it not for the dogged persistence of some cops and a heroic nurse, Cullen may nonetheless be killing individuals now.
The film centres round nurse Amy Loughlin- a younger, single mom struggling to remain afloat. She has coronary heart illness and badly wants a transplant, however she’s with out medical insurance and might solely get it as soon as she’s been working as a nurse at her new hospital for a complete 12 months. Jessica Chastain performs her as completely compassionate however a realist. She is aware of that she’ll be fired if the hospital will get wind of her sickness. To her, Eddie Redmayne’s Charlie is a godsend. He quickly realizes how ailing she is, and he vows to assist her, siphoning off meds by means of a foolproof system he devised and finally appearing as a surrogate father to her kids. Being light and soft-spoken, Redmayne performs Charlie as virtually too good to be true, and it takes a very long time for Chastain’s Amy to even start to suspect that her saviour is a killer.
Certainly, Cullen’s methodology was onerous to trace just because he had no sample. He would kill anybody if given an opportunity. He would inject their IV luggage with insulin or one other clear liquid, and that will be that. It could appear to be they died naturally. Redmayne delivers an unsettling efficiency on account of how he can masks his evil nature. He’s not socially awkward. As an alternative, he’s welcoming and sort, and his must kill is so routine it’s banal. All of this, nonetheless, makes him the right killer. He kills individuals the best way others do laundry.
The Good Nurse is a superb showcase for Chastain, who evokes sympathy for Amy and performs the position in a low-key, naturalistic manner. Redmayne has the showier half, however you consider Chastain because the sick however devoted nurse. Her chemistry along with her co-star is so heat that you simply don’t wish to suppose he’s a killer, regardless that you understand it proper from the beginning.
All of it provides to a chilling examine of evil, with Cullen a very unsettling monster. However, as scary as he’s, director Tobias Lindholm and author Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917) acknowledge time and again that the inhumane hospital directors are simply as a lot responsible, with Kim Dickens as a former nurse turned admin rising as virtually as cold-blooded a personality as Cullen. She’s glorious, as are Nnamdi Asomugha and the at all times nice Noah Emmerich as the 2 cops who notice, lengthy earlier than anybody else, was Cullen is as much as and are hellbent on taking him down.
Certainly, The Good Nurse is without doubt one of the scariest movies I’ve seen shortly, as Redmayne performs a really actual boogeyman. It’s not onerous to think about that there are many different potential Charles Cullen’s on the market and, together with the latest Dr. Death, there’s no scarcity of medical horror tales that may be become television reveals or films. The Good Nurse tells one of many worst horror tales possible, made even scarier by the truth that it’s all true.