The Babadook ★½

- Well crafted and featuring an impressive lead performance from Essie Davis, The Babadook is certainly original and will probably prove an acquired taste. Somehow it just didn't resonate with me.

- I found it to be tonally jumbled while peddling a message delivered with sledgehammer subtlety.

- The Babadook is also a very different proposition to what the trailers would have you believe and this may actually prove a pleasant surprise for some viewers.

- Ultimately its akin to an issue led public information TV spot that dips its toe into fantasy for over 90 minutes instead of 30 seconds.

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