Babylon Reviews

September 24, 2019
It's a really vivid life at a certain part of life.
April 18, 2019
A new restoration of this 1980 British cult classic makes plain that its themes of disaffection and racial discord in south London are still relevant nearly four decades later.
March 14, 2019
Assertive and ebullient, "Babylon" is as alive as a movie can be to the everyday mesh of liberating art, humorous camaraderie and hazardous political reality.
March 7, 2019
The movie is more interested in what feels real than what seems right.
March 7, 2019
A film which treasures authenticity in its search for emotional body blows.
March 5, 2019
Deserves acclaim for highlighting the stories of marginalized young black men in a city still predominantly depicted through a white male gaze.
March 5, 2019
An English cousin to the earlier Jamaica-set films The Harder They Come and Rockers that is vastly superior in cinematic terms and just as valuable as a cultural document.
April 4, 2011
Although the script runs out of steam by the end, the sharp use of location, the meticulous detailing of black culture, the uniformly excellent performances and stimulating soundtrack command attention.
April 4, 2011
Babylon is rich, rough and real. And like the streetlife of the young black Londoners it portrays, it's threatening, touching, violent and funny.