The Heart Specialist (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Heart Specialist (2011)





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Wood Harris headlines this sexy comedy following a group of young medical residents at a busy Florida hospital. Though the Chief Resident (Harris) does his best to keep moral high amongst the overworked residents, a dark secret from his past soon threatens to undermine his efforts and destroy his reputation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Wood Harris
as Dr. Sidney Zachary
Brian J. White
as Dr. Ray Howard
as Valerie
Method Man
as Lorenzo
Edward Asner
as Mr. Olson
Caleeb Pinkett
as Urologist
Jenifer Lewis
as Nurse Jackson
Marla Gibbs
as Ms. Overwood
Scott Paulin
as Dr. Graves
David S. Lee
as Dr. Propper
Kenneth Choi
as Mitchell Kwan
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Critic Reviews for The Heart Specialist

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

A ploddingly paced and tonally dissonant mix of broadly played sitcom-style humor and shameless heartstring-yanking.

January 18, 2011
Top Critic

Amateurish doctors-in-training comedy/drama too blatantly reveals its television inspirations.

January 18, 2011 | Full Review…

Dr. Dennis Cooper must have knocked off this script while watching "Scrubs" re-runs in the break room. This is "Scrubs" told totally from a black doctor's point of view.

January 14, 2011 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for The Heart Specialist


If Tyler Perry decided to make a bad parody of "Grey's Anatomy" meets "Funny People", then you would have "The Heart Specialist". This is a black "dramedy" that I had never heard of, and there is a good reason for that, it isn't good. Wood Harris stars as a Dr. who moonlights as a comedian, trying to bring laughter into people's lives as medicine. Only problem is, he nor the movie, are funny at all. The only laughs come from a female patient who is a little mental. This wants to be something along the line of a Tyler Perry movie, but fails miserably. The characters are all lame and one dimensional, and the story just isn't that good.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

Tons of celebs in this film: Mya, Method Man, Leon, Jasmine Guy. Still not a good reason to see this film. The jokes reach out and almost achieve funny but always fall short of the goal. It drags out, its corny, the funny is flat, the music is blah. Just don't waste your time.

Remi Logan
Remi Logan

Super Reviewer

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