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Robert B.
Super Reviewer
September 28, 2015
Babel is a mixed bag.While it does not feel very long, its main defect is its length. A shorter movie with tighter focus would have had a greater dramatic impact without having to sacrifice its social message. The colonialist attitudes killed any sympathy for the central characters. But overall, it is still engaging and still worth seeing.
September 23, 2015
Confusing, the dots are connected, but the contrast is too extreme for an audience to enjoy the movie... And the plot seems a little silly to be built on a child. And the Death of the child seems silly.. sometime filmmakers put way too many cliche ingredients into the movie recipe, and go overboard,... making it practically a little too heavy to digest.
September 23, 2015
beautiful cinematography of Morocco, Tokyo, and Mexico. Highlight was the wedding party & Chieko entering the disco to the backdrop of Phats & Small's remix of EWF's September. Story-wise, the three mini-stories are just ok.
September 12, 2015
Just thrown together with no ryme or reason....who directed this a 10 year old.
August 29, 2015
This is such a difficult film to comment on. The separate plots in different countries all end up tying in together, some soon and some later. There are tense and powerful moments, but perhaps some of the earlier Japanese scenes could have been shortened. The film is inevitably depressing, examining sets of tragedies and how one person's actions can have far reaching consequences. AAN 1001
August 23, 2015
If you appreciate Amores Perros, you would be interested in Babel, too, as this is one of the typical Alejandro González Iñárritu works though I find Amores Perros is slightly better and darker.
July 22, 2015
The title of Babel is so fitting for this film, since so many countries and so many languages are represented in it. And yet, despite the fact that war and violence has separated men of different countries and languages from each other since the Biblical (or mythological, depending on your religious views) event what enables tragedy to be averted here is our common thread of humanity, and the human reaction to help those in need.Common threads run through the story here, too. The girl whose father gave away the gun has lost her mother, as the children in America are in danger of losing theirs. Unsupervised children in Morocco are put in risk of their lives, as the improperly supervised American children in Mexico are at risk of theirs. Grief from the death of a family member is tearing apart the family in Japan and America. But the hopeful part is that, thanks to Moroccan villagers, a Japanese policeman, and border patrols, families are re-united again.
July 6, 2015
This film is long and boring but really changed my outlook on culture and consequences.
June 14, 2015
Generally entertaining and pretty engrossing. The sound and editing are particularly in its favour. I did wonder a couple times what the point of it all was, but I think it's nothing more than to show that consequences have actions, no matter where you are or who you are
June 3, 2015
Babel is a movie that really makes you think about the effects the choices you make have on the others around you. Every action has a reaction. Every consequence has an effect on others, from people you know to people you don't know. This is a fascinating drama, an excellently acted epic that will stick with you forever. Alejandro González Iñárritu is one of the best drama directors we have out there at the moment.
May 29, 2015
It's like traffic multiple lives cross paths and fit in this great film.
May 14, 2015
A master piece from the brilliant mind of Gonzales!
½ May 9, 2015
In the beginning, all the Lord's people from all parts of the world spoke one language. Nothing they propose was impossible for them. Fearing what the spirit of man could accomplish, the Lord said; "Let us go down and confuse their language so that they may not understand one another speech."

If you want to be understood... listen.

Why Elohims why? Envy much? Insecure? #GodComplex
April 29, 2015
Three very interesting story lines told wonderfully by Inarritu
April 28, 2015
A film that may cause you to lose and regain faith in humanity several times within a few short hours, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu balances the many shades of darkness to form Babel. With a haunting score and memorably tortured performances from Brad Pitt, Adriana Barraza and especially Rinko Kikuchi, Babel is far from comfortable but far from forgettable.
½ April 26, 2015
Really well done... just very VERY hard to watch.
April 21, 2015
They were onto something.
½ March 28, 2015
Absorbing,stunning "butterfly effect" drama in a multi -lingual world.Remarkable performances
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