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Year
2014
Runtime
93 min.
Director
Jennifer Kent
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
100,991
Checks
8,359
Favs
585
Dislikes
123
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Nightwalker's avatar

    Nightwalker

    The Babadook has been labeled the best Australian horror movie in years. I've got not much to compare to, but I do recognize a good horror picture when I see one. While you won't have to prepare for jump scares, gallons of blood or unbearable tension, Jennifer Kent's movie relies on the expressions of the actors and the psychological darkness surrounding the story. Essie Davis and child actor Noah Wiseman give their best making their facial expressions speak a thousand words and mostly they succeed. In addition, I think it is possible to read a subtext in this movie: the Babadook being the psychological terror of not being able to cope with reality. Of course that's just a possible interpretation (although I like the metaphorical layer of the ending when looking at the movie this way). The kind of horror that adds a pinch of Dark Touch to movies like Mama, Sinister and Oculus. Recommended! 3 years 5 months ago
  2. Implar's avatar

    Implar

    Excellent horror movie that actually managed to make me feel uneasy. One of the best horror movies I've seen in a long, long time. 3 years 5 months ago
  3. misguidedthings's avatar

    misguidedthings

    Do yourself a favor and watch this movie. It has a deep meaning that goes beyond the typical horror movie, the symbolism in it astonishing, brilliantly made to get you thinking. It also has great acting, even though the kid will haunt me for a while, even more than the Babadook itself. 3 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #67 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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