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Babies Reviews

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August 8, 2018
Unfortunately, Balmes never takes his pop anthropology project beyond the observational stage. Babies doesn't offer much in the way of insightful revelations, and the scenes become repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 1, 2012
Hopefully next time Balmes makes a documentary, he'll have more of a purpose in mind, because without it, he's simply not giving his audience any reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2011
On a scale of one to a hundred (one featuring no babies at all, and a hundred featuring all the babies in all of existence) this film could still only be classified as 'babies'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 11, 2010
For all the care put into its images, Babies is startling unreflective, a series of elegantly shot drive-bys devoid of insight or empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 4, 2010
An endurance test filled with commonplace frustrations and woefully lacking in true multicultural insight.
May 7, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 6, 2010
"Babies" is, in the words of screenwriter David Mamet, "as cute as a pail of kittens." It is also shallow, squirmy and painfully contrived ...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2010
Literally 80 minutes of footage of babies sans commentary ... acts as little more than a commercial for procreation.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
May 5, 2010
Babies is barely more insightful than your average Flickr photo gallery or home movie clip: it's just infant porn for prospective parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 7, 2010
...if the thought of sitting through what is essentially 90 minutes of home movies makes you want to claw your eyes out, then you'll probably want to give this one a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 6, 2010
There is almost literally no difference between watching Babies and just watching a baby.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 9, 2010
Yes, I get it. Babies are cute. But this documentary runs about an hour long to prove that point.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 22, 2010
When forced to watch home movies %u2014 and this is simply a glorified home movie %u2014 most of us nod and smile and start checking our watches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2010
An aesthetic exercise that gets at no deeper truth than "babies are basically alike no matter the culture."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 10, 2010
I think babies are like fantasy football teams. I have my own, which I love, to the point of obsession. But I'm not nearly as interested in some complete stranger talking about his own for an hour and a half. Much less four of them.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 28, 2010
Precious as all get out...but it cries out for more insight and inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 7, 2010
The cry of a baby is ruthlessly, evolutionarily designed to be one of the most irritating sounds on Earth. So why would you want to hear it (many times) on massive movie theater speakers?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 7, 2010
So vapid and shallow that even the most devoutly Catholic viewers will find themselves agreeing that it never comes close to become a viable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 7, 2010
Spoiler alert: babies are similar around the world. That's it. While that may be just barely enough to hold together a TV special, it's not nearly enough for a feature documentary.
May 6, 2010
Professionally shot home movies posing as a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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