Babel Reviews

February 27, 2007
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?
January 16, 2007
If misery is your pornography, Babel is your holy grail.
November 10, 2006
It's a great film made with style and heart and hope, a cautionary parable and an almost certain Oscar contender.
November 10, 2006
The experience of watching Babel is undeniably riveting: Even if the film doesn't really lead anywhere, you still can't take your eyes off it.
November 10, 2006
[Iñárritu] remains as entranced as ever by fate, loss and the interconnectedness of humankind, and I admire him for it. But Babel isn't the last or best word on that subject. It's just a lot of talk.
November 10, 2006
True to its title, Babel hinges on missed and faulty communications of both the personal and the cultural variety. It's a sweeping movie about characters who often suffer from tunnel vision.
November 10, 2006
Babel is the masterful third installment in this trilogy of truth and consequence.
November 10, 2006
As each story comes to its conclusion, some characters rise above, while others are crushed under the weight of the day's events. The tales are equal parts miracle and tragedy. And that's often what life is, which makes Babel ring true.
November 9, 2006
One of the most challenging and saddest movies of the year -- and also one of the most memorable.