Critic Review - Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

Babel...belongs to an unfortunately proliferating genre that might be called the higher kitsch.

June 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA) | Comments (4)


Shawn F.

Shawn Freeman

Thomas, Did you actually watch this movie? This is the worst review I have ever read. Where was the "misguided prank carried out by two local preteens?" I saw something very different. You also talk about,"all these locales end with the letter "o."What about the United States? The US is in the movie and does not have the letter "o." Also, why do you name Tokyo? You name Morocco and Mexico and avoid saying Japan but mention Japan afterwards. There is no logic to that analysis.

PLUS, read up on postmodernism and you might understand this movie. The Deaf girls has everything to do with this movie. You have to sit and figure out how and why. The director is asking you to use intellect and try to understand a greater story then what we see.

You have written the lamest review ever and you are miss directing your readers.

Jun 4 - 09:12 PM

Steve K.

Steve Kerns

The comment about the three locales ending in "o" was brilliant, even without the pure parallel construction Shawn F. craves. It summed up my view of the film perfectly. Apparently I'm not a big fan of postmodernism.

Jul 29 - 08:59 PM

Matt Cuffe

Matthew Cuffe

i know the deaf girl is connected but don't you think it was a bit more forced than the other characters stories. some of the film felt a bit over the top of as well.

Jul 30 - 09:49 AM

Robert Barber

Robert Barber

I just saw this movie and thought it was excellent.

I wonder what your take was on Avatar? Some people didn't like Avatar because (gasp!) it included a depiction of the American military that didn't follow U.S. government propaganda guidelines.

I'm writing this comment from a South American country where, believe it or not, many of the American tourists brush their teeth in bottled water and repeat U.S. mass media characterizations of the culture, politicians, etc. without even being able to read the local newspaper. That kind of stuff in this film rang true for me, but what do I know, I'm basing my opinion in long personal experience and not offended opinion columns in American newspapers.

Jul 24 - 07:09 AM

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