The fact that Aurora incarnates some extreme other possibility -- be it "light" or darkness, miraculous birth or genocide -- makes her one more "mother of the future."
| Original Score: 2/10
Loses the few bits of intriguing groundwork it lays amidst a cacophony of mangled editing, lethargic performances, and an utterly unfocused and often contradictory narrative
...an unruly disaster.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's the kind of film that's such a waste of time and resources, you have to wonder why it was made in the first place.
'Oh well,' said Vin, as the lights came up and the crickets sang their lonely song, 'there's always my moving company: '2 guys and Vin Diesel will move you.''
| Original Score: F
You know a film doesn't have a lot going for it when even its director isn't exactly thrilled with the final product.
It will provide a fix of mindless violence, but that's about it.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
No matter who's responsible, the movie is a dud -- one so sped-up and illogical, it's almost painful to sit through.
"xXx meets Blade Runner"...far from the worst film of the year and plays quite well as a bare-bones genre film. I think it'll find a new lease of life on DVD.
| Original Score: 3/5
Sure it's a bad film, but what makes it worse is the ending, which is the worst of the year.
| Original Score: 3/10
There's a lot to not love about the film...[but it's] one of the most thoughtfully designed post-apocalypse futures put on film in years.
| Original Score: 6/10
'Babylon A.D.' has ideas, but they are hopelessly lost in a story with no interior logic.
| Original Score: 2/4
I didn't even understand the title, much less the rest of the movie
it's impossible to get excited about a movie when the leading man looks bored.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Much mayhem, brawling, dubious CGI, close encounters of the sexual kind and mystical gibberish ensue. Little of it makes sense. Less of it is exciting.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
This is a case of a potentially epic tale being pruned and diced to the point where its underlying ideas are reduced to trite clichés.
Even if it never finds an audience outside L.A., someone ought to write a book called When Dull Films Happen To Clever Production Designers.
| Original Score: D+
An abysmal French thriller in which everyone -- Diesel included -- speaks as if they've learned their lines phonetically.
| Original Score: 1/5
[A] futuristic mess of biblical proportions.
Babylon's plot is a lumpy mixture of The Fifth Element and Children of Men, while its dystopian future references Blade Runner, Dune, and The Matrix.