Babylon A.D.

2008

Babylon A.D.

Critics Consensus

A poorly constructed, derivative sci-fi stinker with a weak script and poor action sequences.

6%

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Total Count: 103

26%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 152,227
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It is the not-too-distant future. Thousands of satellites scan, observe and monitor our every move. Much of the planet is a war zone; the rest, a collection of wretched way stations, teeming megalopolises, and vast wastelands punctuated by areas left radioactive from nuclear meltdowns. It is a world made for hardened warriors, one of whom, a mercenary known only as Toorop, lives by a simple survivor's code: kill or be killed. His latest assignment has him smuggling a young woman named Aurora from a convent in Kazakhstan to New York City. Toorop, his new young charge Aurora and Aurora's guardian Sister Rebeka embark on a 6,000-mile journey that takes them from Eastern Europe, through a refugee camp in "New Russia," across the Bering Straight in a pilfered submarine, then through the frozen tundra of Alaska and Canada, and finally to New York. Facing obstacles at every turn, Toorop, the killer for hire, is tested like never before, in ways he could never have imagined--as he comes to understand that he is the custodian of the only hope for the future of mankind. For the first time in his life, Toorop has to make a choice: to make a difference or walk away and save himself. Too bad it came on the day he died.

Cast

Vin Diesel
as Toorop
Michelle Yeoh
as Sister Rebecca
Lambert Wilson
as Dr. Arthur Darquandier
Charlotte Rampling
as Neolite Priestess
Joel Kirby
as Dr. Newton
David Belle
as Hacker Kid
Jan Unger
as Fight promoter
Abraham Belaga
as Assistant to High Priestess
Gary Cowan
as Neolite executive
Lemmy Constantine
as Neolite marketic executive
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Audience Reviews for Babylon A.D.

  • Jun 20, 2016
    In this action film, Vin Diesel plays a veteran-turned-mercenary who takes a job of escorting a woman from Russia to America but a cult thinks a secret she carries inside of her will bring a new Messiah to them. The effects in this were okay but that is about it. The action is decent at best but the cast, acting, script, and overall film was just bad.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2012
    the film is a hybrid of genres but the execution is not 100%.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2011
    A wierd film abit hard to understand but got better during the last half hour, A few plot holes, Could of been way better shame it wasn't.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2010
    Vin Diesel not only dishes out maximum hulkage, he does so in the name of saving the world. He alone carries the burden of protecting the fragile and going up against assassins, bullets, rockets, planes, etc. Nothing can stop the the man with shaved gorilla strength. At face value, sure, it's no masterpiece. However, this movie is really fun and I think it's well worth your time. I loved the small touches, like Vin Diesel ripping apart a bunny rabbit and sauteing it with onions. I also appreciated the cage match fight in the middle of the movie designed to show that Vin Diesel can destroy a man twice his size.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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