The Babadook (2014) English Movie Review | 5 Critic Reviews | Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman

The Babadook Review

Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear
The Babadook (2014) English Movie Posterdirection:
Jennifer Kent
Jennifer Kent
Jennifer Kent
Radek Ladczuk
Jed Kurzel
produced by:
Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere
Weird Aggregate Rating The Babadook 7.4/10genre:
run time:
93 minutes

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The Babadook English Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Reagan Gavin Rasquinha Rating-7
The weirdness actually starts with the film name itself - what does 'Babadook' even mean? Is it a child's made-up word for a beast hiding under the bed or lurking in the shadows at night? Perhaps an entity from the land of nightmares or maybe a physical manifestation of Amelia's inner demons?

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Juhi Matta Rating-7
When the director of The Exorcist describes a movie as the most terrifying film he has ever seen, you know you’re in for a ride. Despite that, The Babadook will surprise you with just how terrifying it can get. The Babadook revolves around Amelia (Essie Davis), a single mother whose son

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shalini Langer Rating-8
All she wants is a good night’s sleep. Ask any mother of a child under 10 how difficult that is, and you can read all of the helplessness in Amelia’s (Davis) eyes. She is a single mother juggling work and a demanding child, and trying to catch up at both. But why isn’t Amelia getting enough sleep?

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Rashid Irani Rating-7
An unsettling housebound horror tale, Jennifer Kent’s debut feature is an expansion of her black-and-white short, Monster. Without resorting to cheap scare tricks in the movie, the Australian actress-turned-writer and director builds up an incremental sense of dread that leads to some

  •  Deccan Herald | Review By -Ashwin Haldipur Rating-8
Sam believes in an imaginary monster called Mr Babadook and spends his time fighting the monster with his catapult and trying to convince Amelia of its existence. Amelia works as a nurse at a senior citizen’s facility and with a hyperactive child, is sleep-deprived. “Rubbish, there’s no
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