The Babadook

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Spooky horror film about a mother, a son, and an evil book.

NR 2014 93 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 94 reviews

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age 13+
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age 12+

Depends on the kid...

WONDERFUL. This was a very well done film and extra scary, (disclaimer: I don't usually watch many horror films). My 12-year-old daughter and I watched it together and even though I had misgivings about watching a film like that with her, the fact that it was so well done overrode some of the doubts I had. I remember that some of the scary movies I watched as a teen (Nightmare on Elm's St type) were pretty crappy films. This is more art house. That said, it was seriously spooky - if you think you've got a kid that might not want to sleep alone after a film like this, I'd pass until they're older. (My kid was okay).
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