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About the Movie
In this terrifying thriller, a mother must protect her son from an evil, supernatural entity that has escaped the pages of a children's book and is lurking in their home.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 219
- Fresh: 215
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Kent has taste, an eye and a knack for brisk, accelerated pacing. In the case of "The Babadook," familiarity breeds an eerily gratifying contentment.
Fresh: At its heart, "The Babadook" is a story of mother and son, whose relationship ultimately determines whether they survive the demon - or die trying.
Fresh: Jennifer Kent's startling debut is an artful horror-chiller that gets under your skin and into your psyche.
Fresh: With its mixture of frights both literal and literary, "The Babadook" will, I suspect, satisfy horror's devotees as much as the genre's doubters.
More A Comedy Then Horror
I wouldn't say it was a waist of money but I thought I would be scarred instead of laughing about the plot twist.
Don’t let it in!
What a great flick. After reading the NY Times rave review last night I rented it straight away. Fantastic performances, great direction and ingenious story line. I can’t get it out of my head.
It was okay...
It starts out with a semi original concept but as it goes on and and on...your let down in the end. It was okay but could have been Way better.