A Good Baby

A Good Baby Image
Metascore
74

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

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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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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. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. New York Post
    Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    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. Dieckmann's debut film is skillfully acted, and builds a sense of true menace.
  5. Re-creates that chilling sense that comes when, in the middle of a pleasant conversation, one realizes the other person is off his rocker.
  6. This intelligently acted and well-paced story avoids most of the clichés.
  7. 60
    Grim tale of good and evil.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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