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The Babadook

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The Babadook review: Household coming apart at screams

The Babadook.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

SANDRA HALL Jennifer Kent's horror movie delivers a convincingly powerful study in domestic havoc.

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The Babadook review: Frightfully clever

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

PHILIPPA HAWKER Jennifer Kent's film is both domestic and imaginative, as well as being witty and surprising.

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The Babadook review: Essie Davis unravels as the monster materialises

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

SANDRA HALL It's the performances rather than the horror movie flourishes that make this haunted house tale work.

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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.

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