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Summary Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turn...

Directed By: Jennifer Kent

Written By: Jennifer Kent

The Babadook
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 34 Critic Reviews
must-see
86
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 1,225 User Ratings
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Summary Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turn...

Directed By: Jennifer Kent

Written By: Jennifer Kent

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Universal Acclaim Based on 34 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 1,225 User Ratings
8.3
84% Positive
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10% Mixed
117 Ratings
7% Negative
81 Ratings

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Production Company Screen Australia, Causeway Films, The South Australian Film Corporation, Smoking Gun Productions, Entertainment One
Release Date Nov 28, 2014
Duration 1 h 34 m
Rating TV-MA
Tagline If it's in a word, or it's in a look, you can't get rid of... The Babadook.
BloodGuts UK Horror Awards
• 3 Wins & 8 Nominations
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards
• 3 Wins & 8 Nominations
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards
• 4 Wins & 7 Nominations