Babies Reviews

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March 3, 2011
A simple idea, but very nicely done by French documentarian Thomas Balms.
May 10, 2010
The movie is pleasing -- who doesn't love gurgling babies? -- but as anodyne as a series of episodes from America's Funniest Home Videos.
May 10, 2010
Presents itself as an ethnographic meditation on the first year of life but is better approached as an "oooooh" and "awww" fest...
May 7, 2010
Really, it's a nature documentary, except that the topic is human nature and the subjects are the only humans on the planet whose behaviour is unaffected by the camera.
May 7, 2010
Blessed with no narration, an absence of gimmickry and an embracing love for its subject matter, Babies is as sweet, joyful and filled with curiosity as a you-know-what.
May 7, 2010
Babies begins to gain telling traction as the small triumphs start to come faster toward the sixth-month mark. Things begin to look up once the infants begin to, well, look up.
May 7, 2010
Watch a baby for a while and chances are you'll be entertained. Multiply that times four and you have BabiesM/em>, a documentary as funny, charming and un-self-conscious as its subjects.
May 7, 2010
Might restore your faith in our perplexing, peculiar and stubbornly lovable species.
May 7, 2010
Babies is a celebration of the gloriously mundane.
May 7, 2010
Everyone tells you how to raise a kid -- this doc shows you how to feel like one.
May 7, 2010
Babies is a mesmerizing and weirdly manipulative experience, combining wide-eyed innocence and shrewd cultural commentary as it chronicles the folkways and familial rites of four starkly different societies.
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?
May 7, 2010
Watching babies learn and grow is the true joy of the movie. Whether they're clapping along at play group, splashing in streams or struggling not to fall asleep, the babies are the stars of this sweet, amusing little film.
May 7, 2010
The parents from Mongolia should travel around the world to demonstrate their superior swaddling techniques. Never has wrapping a blanket around an infant looked more like a work of art.
May 6, 2010
There is almost literally no difference between watching Babies and just watching a baby.
May 6, 2010
The film's message is loving and clear: we all created equal, even if some of us have better access to diapers.
May 6, 2010
The photography is stunning, and Bruno Coulais' music adds just the right soundtrack to this intriguing visual diary.
May 6, 2010
Face it: This is very, very cute stuff. There will be cooing in theaters, and a desire to reach out and scoop those kids off the screen.
May 6, 2010
As an advertisement for the wonders of figuring out how to be alive, the movie is an engaging proposition.
May 6, 2010
In the joyous and buoyant new documentary Babies, the filmmakers keep the baby -- and the bathwater -- and everything else about infants that makes them so appealing that the rest of us keep making more of them.
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