Babel Reviews

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June 6, 2019
[Iñarritu] has captured humanity in all of its flawed glory - fallen yet beautiful, tragic yet hopeful - all crying out to be heard.
January 23, 2019
There are moments when a lot is left unsaid. There's a remarkable stillness and delicacy as the music and images interplay and do all the talking.
December 2, 2018
An irredeemably overdetermined, far-fetched and transparently schematic piece.
October 16, 2018
On a practical level it's hard not to see that nearly every calamity in Babel could have been avoided had the characters exercised better judgment
February 9, 2011
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.
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.
April 29, 2009
An ensemble cast, low-key drama, and tolerable political commentary make "Babel" a gripping success.
November 20, 2008
August 7, 2008
June 1, 2008
Babel...belongs to an unfortunately proliferating genre that might be called the higher kitsch.
February 28, 2008
...language acts more as a means to distance and isolate us than aid in our understanding of one another.
July 23, 2007
A lumbering, stitched-together mess.
July 22, 2007
Babel directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is one of the most compelling films to date.
July 14, 2007
July 2, 2007
an affecting examination of disconnected lives in an interconnected world.
May 2, 2007
Smart, interesting to look at, and courageous, this is one of the best films of 2006.
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.
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