A Good Baby Image
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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8.8

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  • Summary: In rural North Carolina, an abandoned baby becomes a pawn in a complicated relationship involving a young man (Thomas) who finds her, a thick-skinned woman who takes a liking to him, and a traveling salesman (Strathairn) who claims the baby is his lost child.
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  1. 88
    An indie gem.
  2. The characters' faces reveal more about them than any words that come out of their mouths.
  3. 80
    Made with intelligence and formal sophistication.
  4. Re-creates that chilling sense that comes when, in the middle of a pleasant conversation, one realizes the other person is off his rocker.
  5. Dieckmann's debut film is skillfully acted, and builds a sense of true menace.
  6. This intelligently acted and well-paced story avoids most of the clichés.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Grim tale of good and evil.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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