Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby (1968)

In Roman Polanski's first American film, adapted from Ira Levin's horror bestseller, a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 3, 2000
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87%



Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A frightening tale of Satanism and pregnancy that is even more disturbing than it sounds thanks to convincing and committed performances by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon.

Noel Murray
AV Club

Rosemary's Baby is suffused with Polanski's style and preoccupations.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

One of the finest horror films ever made.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A Ross Hunter-type gloss cannily deformed by anxiety and the gnomish grins of familiar Hollywood faces

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TIME Magazine

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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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

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.

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Mark Harris
Entertainment Weekly

Polanski worked with an elegant restraint that less talented filmmakers have been trying to mimic ever since.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A terrifying thriller that is held up by its incredible ensemble cast, and all too logical premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
A taut psychological thriller with visceral cinematography and a haunting atmosphere. One of the bests in its' genre.
Chris Weber
I'm giving this a really good review, and a really high rating, but honestly, this film is a tad bit overrated, and not without it's flaws/nitpicks… More
Melvin White
Mrs. Gilmore: We're your friends, Rosemary. There's nothing to be scared about. Honest and truly there isn't!  "Pray for Rosemary's… More
Reid Volk
Polanski, while a very divisive figure, sure knows how to make one hell of a movie about the paranoid. Much like his previous psychological horror film… More
Alex roy
Rosemary's Baby is one of most memorable horror classics ever filmed. Roman Polanski's film is the film responsible for many of the films dealing with… More
Graham Jones
Polanski learned the use of tension from Hitchcock well. This landmark film takes the horror genre to the highest artistic level.