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Babel Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Babel is a beautifully depressing film about responsibility, redemption, and ultimately that there are consequences to people's actions, regardless of who they are and where they live.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
The gimmick-machinery whirrs, but the human beings in it can't breath
June 30, 2009
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and writer Guillermo Arriaga have fashioned their ideas with conviction and obvious care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An ensemble cast, low-key drama, and tolerable political commentary make "Babel" a gripping success.
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
June 1, 2008
Babel...belongs to an unfortunately proliferating genre that might be called the higher kitsch.
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
...language acts more as a means to distance and isolate us than aid in our understanding of one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
A lumbering, stitched-together mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International
July 22, 2007
Babel directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is one of the most compelling films to date.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 2, 2007
an affecting examination of disconnected lives in an interconnected world.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
May 2, 2007
Smart, interesting to look at, and courageous, this is one of the best films of 2006.
| Original Score: 86/100
Michael Wade Simpson
March 27, 2007
There is some hope, in Iñárritu's world, each of the characters may have a family and love, but this is shown to be, at best, a diversion against the real world, which is a much more intolerable, incomprehensive place.
March 24, 2007
The kind of film that will echo deep in your soul.
Cole Smithey
February 19, 2007
Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga cap off the trilogy of films that began with "Amores Perros" and "21 Grams" with a rich and engrossing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 9, 2007
A better title for this film would have been "Murphy's Law," as Inarritu has a relentless grip on the banality of its tenets.
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest sprawling, dispersed art-film blockbuster prompts a question: Does he just not know how to tell a story?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 31, 2007
Rubbish so pretentious it would make the folks behind Crash begin to blush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Luis Martinez
January 27, 2007
Babel es más que eso, es contradicción y antítesis, es la obra cumbre y gloriosa de un visionario en un retrato triste y dramático de nuestro mundo.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 27, 2007
An impressive, beautifully acted work with a tragic sense of life. The formality of its structure controls a seething anger.
Peter Bradshaw
January 20, 2007
Well acted and handsomely photographed, but still extraordinarily overpraised and overblown, a middlebrow piece of near-nonsense: the kind of self-conscious arthouse cinema that is custom-tailored and machine-tooled for the dinner-party demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 19, 2007
Acaba trazendo [seu diretor e seu roteirista] em um caminho que já percorreram duas vezes %u2013 só que, aqui, eles o fazem de maneira bem mais esquemática, melodramática e, conseqüentemente, menos interessante.
| Original Score: 3/5
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