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The Babadook

Movie
2014
1h 34m
R
English
Drama, Horror
User Score:
6.9
Critic Score:
92
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A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
The Babadook Poster

The Babadook

R
Movie
2014
1h 34m
English
Drama, Horror
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Rating
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6.9
IMDB
The Babadook (2014) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
92

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Directed By: Jennifer Kent
Written By: Jennifer Kent

Featured Comments/Tips

Fornost says...
7 years ago
"Believe me when I say: it's OVERRATED²... too long and boring, the ending was kind dumb and nonsense as well... *I liked the acting of the mom in the "second part" of the movie (near the ending itself)"
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Sopherian says...
5 years ago
"And the award for most annoying kid goes to???? Samuel from The Babadook! The only scary part of this movie was the amount of boredness that it brought me. Trust me.. It was overwhelming boring and it was so incredibly bad. Honestly i think it might doesn't even deserve a 4! "
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ladyjess01 says...
7 years ago
"Good movie, more thriller. Did not scare me but I enjoyed it. And wow, the boy can act!"
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argyre says...
7 years ago
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"I think that the mother was trying to save her son from her own self. In my opinion there was no real Babadook, only her deep depression. The book probably was made by her, there is some mention about her being a writer before. Amazing acting."
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Featured User Reviews

simonynwa
10/10   7 years ago
The marketing and trailer of the film suggested a horror movie with a creepy monster. That may well be the case, but this is not a conventional horror film at all - there is far, far more to this outstanding film than that. To say more would give away the plot, but clear hints as to the identity of More
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AndrewBloom
9/10   4 years ago
[8.8/10] A good horror movie can come in several different guises. There are slasher flicks, horror comedies, ghost stories, and endless variations of the same macabre notions that each deserve to be judged on their own terms. But at base, no matter what else you think of a horror movie, of its goal More
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r96sk
one year ago
'The Babadook' is a well done horror film, one that is most definitely creepy.

I would've liked more from the monster and how it works, though the film does give you enough and certainly does a fine job at building up the atmosphere of uneasiness that the thing produces. One great part I More
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John Chard
3 years ago
Ba Ba-Ba Dook! Dook! Dook!

The Babadook is written and directed by Jennifer Kent. It stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall and Hayley McElhinney. Music is by Jed Kurzel and cinematography by Radek Ladczuk.

Amelia is a single mother still haunted by the violent death of her husband, More
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