Don't get me wrong, Cuba Gooding Jr. is perfectly suited for the role (referring to more than just his acting skills) of a black neurosurgeon that redefines his profession, but for some reason Cuba just seems too comfortable here, playing yet another 'under-confident character that learns to overcome his weaknesses caused by a broken past'.
Carter seems to like movies that revolve around themes of social oppression, a flimsy hero and a soppy, inspiring ending (Coach carter, Save the last dance etc.). While there's nothing wrong with this, it just seems as though more could have been done to give the film a bit of extra meat and depth.
Those who love these type of movies (Pursuit of Happiness is a great example), will find a lot to enjoy, but more demanding film-goers might leave the cinema longing for something a bit more juicy.
|Ok wait, will the real Ben Carson please stand up?|
Rating: 2-and-half Meerkat Tails