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Babel Reviews

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November 30, 2006
Babel is arresting thanks to the complexities of the storytelling and Inarritu's deft ability to massage the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 29, 2006
This is a moving but very downbeat film. The stories do not add up to much other than to say that bad things happen.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
November 25, 2006
Babel is the kind of movie I would recommend to a specific audience. If you don't mind sitting and soaking up the little details and absorbing a theme as deep as it will go, then you may agree that this film is quite rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2006
a collection of often powerful scenes in search of something grand to say
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 20, 2006
If you know and love the work of Mexican-born director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, you understand going into his films that you must do so armed with a good deal of trust. His latest, "Babel," is no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 20, 2006
Bleak, edgy, hyper-real. Purposely depleted of warm colors. Pitt and Blanchett only appear intermittently (and not terribly dynamically). An art-type film in three countries.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 18, 2006
Babel doesn't snap pieces of a plot puzzle together to satisfy a viewer. It's not that kind of a film. Immediate gratification comes in the form of vibrant, impressionistic scenes.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
November 17, 2006
Babel is skillful filmmaking, but the film's whole is less than its parts. After the drama ends, little has been learned.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 16, 2006
Riveting and eloquent. One of the year's best.
Read More | Original Score: A
November 15, 2006
The film's ambition, unfortunately, exceeds its reach, let alone its grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2006
Similar in tone to Iñárritu's earlier film, "21 Grams," but not as effective.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 15, 2006
A film that's more to be admired than liked, more to be thought about than felt. It's a good film -- maybe close to a great one -- but one that I have no desire to revisit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2006
It's a complicated film, and at times a convoluted story, which is held together by its impressive array of performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 14, 2006
The lethargically paced Babel alternates between being kind of boring to being mildly interesting
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2006
If Crash drove you to distraction, then thou best stay away from Babel, this year's towering exercise in socio-political-psycho babble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2006
An amazing, disturbing drama, "Babel" is a puzzle of film that pieces itself together bit by bit.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
November 13, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2006
Throughout the film the unpredictability, different and unique characters and the fast pace fuels the intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2006
Iñárritu is an exceptionally gifted director who makes each individual scene in Babel work beautifully. However, he runs into trouble as he attempts to pull all the plot strands together.
November 11, 2006
While this might not be for everyone, certainly not for the lazy, it is a brilliant piece of movie-making. It grabs you and doesn't let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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