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Babylon A.D. Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 28, 2008
Mathieu Kassovitz is making a determined challenge for the stylish French sci-fi thriller crown of Luc Besson with this highly effective, highly charged action movie, even though he has had to rather mangle the novel on which it is based
Clint Morris
September 5, 2008
"xXx meets Blade Runner"...far from the worst film of the year and plays quite well as a bare-bones genre film. I think it'll find a new lease of life on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 4, 2008
There's a lot to not love about the film...[but it's] one of the most thoughtfully designed post-apocalypse futures put on film in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 2, 2008
For all its generic qualities, Babylon A.D. is well acted, briskly paced and consistently clear: Like Neil Marshall's Doomsday, it's bare-bones genre entertainment, no better or worse than it ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Xan Brooks
August 29, 2008
You don't need to have a grudging affection for Vin Diesel to appreciate this dunderheaded comic-book adventure - although, obviously, it helps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
August 29, 2008
It's utter codswallop, yet enjoyable if you unplug your brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 29, 2014
The movie has a nice look -- gray, rusted metal exposed to Siberian and Bering Strait snow. What it lacks is coherence and a compelling reason for us to take this often-abrupt journey with Aurora, Toorop and Sister Rebeka.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 29, 2014
Babylon A.D. is a plodding incoherent fiasco, though an oddly compelling one.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
July 29, 2014
Despite all its noise and bluster, this big-budget blockbuster is actually a rather slight dystopian sci-fi thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
June 10, 2013
Ultimately, Babylon A.D. is more of an advertisement for an extended and fixed cut, than an outright failure.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 5, 2012
To put it bluntly, Babylon A.D. is a cluttered mess. Characters have been under developed, realtionships have no chemistry, and its conclusion feels rushed and leaves too many unresolved questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2010
Violent actioner is dull, dreary, and defective.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anders Wotzke
August 1, 2009
A joyless mess of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Cornelius
January 29, 2009
There are moments here that are spectacular, and there are many more that are spectacular failures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 20, 2009
Kakostimeni apopeira foytoyristikis klotsoperipeteias, me metaiores senariakes akrobasies, tsoyhteres eksarseis melodramatismoy, asygkratites aythairesies metafysikoy kai enohlitikes omoiotites me to Pempto Stoiheio (1997), poy dinoyn neo noima stin euro-
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 12, 2009
With bland protagonists and power figures unpleasant enough for us to want them out of our sight more than we want them defeated, it doesn't do much to hold our interest.
Read More | Original Score: 63/100
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
Skip it aggressively.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
I unfortunately had a seat that faced the screen and I have two hours of my life that I will never get back.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
I call it (sneeringly, natch) the 'New Nihilism,' but, to be fair, it's really just the old, Franco-Prussian existential angst hole ratcheted up and dumbed down for our not so brave new world.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Lisa Nesselson
Screen International
October 18, 2008
This occasionally lavish, often clunky venture is consistently watchable if not terribly memorable or distinctive.
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