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Rosemary's Baby Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
July 16, 2016
Polanski is less interested in terror and shock than in creating a mood of paranoia and instability. He finds the eerie in the mundane...
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 9, 2015
One of the best-shot, best-scored, and best-acted supernatural thrillers ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
June 11, 2015
Right to its bitter end, there is no escaping "Rosemary's Baby." On film Ira Levin's best selling novel is as horribly frightening as it was on paper.
Fernando F. Croce
October 13, 2014
A Ross Hunter-type gloss cannily deformed by anxiety and the gnomish grins of familiar Hollywood faces
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Noel Murray
AV Club
October 7, 2013
Rosemary's Baby is suffused with Polanski's style and preoccupations.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 7, 2013
It's one of the most powerful films ever made about Devil worship because Polanski expertly winds up the paranoia with spooky atmospherics and morbid humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 16, 2012
A terrifying thriller that is held up by its incredible ensemble cast, and all too logical premise.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
October 29, 2012
So long as there are men in power who are still fuzzy on the definition of rape, Rosemary's Baby will endure as a cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jamie Graham
Total Film
October 10, 2012
Mia Farrow excels as the pretty young thing who suspects she's carrying the spawn of Satan, but it's Polanski who emerges as the real star.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 29, 2011
'Rosemary's Baby' presents the dark and the light and allows for choice: does she or doesn't she?
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A spellbinding horror film from Roman Polanski.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
August 2, 2011
Four decades later, Polanski's supremely mounted horror thriller holds up extremely well.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 4, 2011
...a bona fide classic of the horror genre...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Keep children away from this scary classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
October 19, 2010
Even readers of the book who know how Baby comes out are in for a pleasant surprise: the very real acting ability of Mia Farrow.
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Mark Harris
Entertainment Weekly
February 12, 2009
Polanski worked with an elegant restraint that less talented filmmakers have been trying to mimic ever since.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 30, 2008
One of the finest horror films ever made.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 30, 2008
Weird obstetricians, mysterious night noises and even Farrow's improvised stroll into actual oncoming traffic add up to a bustling nightmare that's spawned many a Black Swan since.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 29, 2008
Having escaped the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust in Poland by the skin of his teeth, Mr. Polanski was well equipped psychologically to re-imagine what was, before Rosemary's Baby, a B-picture genre into an A-picture genre.
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Miranda Siegel
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 28, 2008
Get your fix of Mia Farrow looking terrified in Roman Polanski's iconic 1968 thriller Rosemary's Baby.
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