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Rosemary's Baby Reviews

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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.
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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
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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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Variety Staff
Variety
September 19, 2007
Several exhilarating milestones are achieved in Rosemary's Baby, an excellent film version of Ira Levin's diabolical chiller novel.
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Ed Park
Village Voice
September 19, 2007
Superbly acted (especially by bone-thin Farrow and Ruth Gordon as the ultimate neighbor from hell), it's a satantango in the land of Is-this-real-or-am-I-crazy?, with a luridly literal ending that doesn't negate the previous, more interior terrors.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2007
A very sophisticated, very effective piece of work spun from primal images, with an excellent cast.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A supremely intelligent and convincing adaptation of Ira Levin's Satanist thriller.
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Diane Thomas
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 4, 2005
It should establish Mia Farrow as an actress of stature and Roman Polanski as a name which will be remembered.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It is a creepy film and a crawly film, and a film filled with things that go bump in the night. It is very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Renata Adler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The movie -- although is it pleasant -- doesn't seem to work on any of its dark or powerful terms.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 15, 2003
The devil may come in many forms, but few have been more entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
April 27, 2003
Hunched, black-eyed, leering, John Cassavetes's Guy is a contaminated satanic canal in himself.