For those who don’t know, The Good Nurse is based on the true crime book, written by Charles Graeber, about serial killer Charles Cullen who confessed to 40 murders. He was a nurse for 16 years in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. And was arrested for his crimes in 2003. Experts suspect he was responsible for many more than 40 deaths. This Netflix True Crime movie tells the story of the nurse who helped police find the evidence on Cullen.
**Warning: there may be spoilers ahead**
Starring Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Danish Girl), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, It: Chapter Two), Ajay Naidu (Bad Santa, Scary Movie 3), Noah Emmerich (The Americans, Jane Got a Gun), Nnamdi Asomugha (Harriet, The Banker), and Marcia Jean Kurtz (Inside Man, Death Wish).
The Good Nurse Review Conclusion
I might watch it again: I found this film to be quite minimalist, only the characters necessary for the scene and everything very quiet. It as an interesting watch, the connections that were made between what the police suspected and what the nurse knew both medically and about their suspect done nicely. It was, however, an easy one to watch part of and come back to later, not the kind of movie that pulls you through and if you’re doing anything else at the same time you will easily miss things. I did find the scene where she checks the drip bags confusing as this would suggest that he wasn’t bothered in the slightest who might get the injected bags. Whereas reading around it implied that he picked his victims with some element of care, in that he knew who he would be giving the drugs to. Anyway, it was a gentle watch, focusing on the nurse who helped the police catch Cullen with her knowledge and observations and the administrations who moved him on rather than reporting him.
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