The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) Reviews

September 4, 2019
Keaton is never completely convincing as either the "before" or "after" Anna.
October 1, 2012
Overall, it's a competent meditation on a complex subject, but one wishes it had been injected with a little of the passion that the sculptor is supposed to have awakened in the good mother.
March 26, 2009
The traumatic subject matter of a child custody fight is handled with restraint and intelligence in The Good Mother.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Performances are good, though Keaton's snorting laughs and distracted manner are a bit of an obstacle course.
October 8, 2005
August 30, 2004
For all its potential to challenge and disturb, The Good Mother is finally no more wrenching than a placid Maine landscape on a summer day.
October 22, 2003
Spock and Qui-Gon kick *** at showing feelings.
July 19, 2003
A thought-provoking film about single parenting, sexual mores and the tendency in our society to allow lawyers and judges to settle questions of personal values.
July 26, 2002
Could have been standard "Lifetime Channel" material, but Keaton and company deliver some great work.
January 1, 2000
The Good Mother is one of the most confused and conflicted serious movies in a long time -- a film that feels great passion about its subject matter but has no idea what it wants to say or how to say it.
January 1, 2000
One more nail in the coffin of the 60s.
January 1, 2000
Even shackled to banalities, Keaton has the power to amaze.