Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) Reviews

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Don Groves
June 28, 2011
A heartbreaking story of loss and forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
February 14, 2011
It's a sensitive, stoical, compassionate film with a subtle feel for the detail of everyday life in this shattered land.
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
February 11, 2011
Sometimes a film deserves deference. Sometimes, the only justified response is to bend one's knee. This is one of those films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 10, 2011
A sombre, painful, worthwhile film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
February 10, 2011
A tough, tender, hugely moving work of mourning for all those Iraqi men and women who have disappeared since the Gulf War.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
February 10, 2011
Owing much to the humanist tradition of Iranian cinema, this visually striking and emotionally harrowing odyssey is played to the hilt by the non-professional cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 9, 2011
Al Daradji directs with a sure hand, avoiding icy realism and chest-beating melodrama. The result is warm, human and quietly devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
February 7, 2011
A touching and tender road movie, although perhaps a little misty-eyed in the depiction of some of its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
February 4, 2011
Sparse, tender and hypnotically moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
May 25, 2010
The road trip device may be a familiar one but it is a choice that broadens the appeal and accessibility of the film and takes it away from more political machinations into the realm of simpler storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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