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Casa de los Babys Reviews

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Cole Smithey
May 15, 2009
"Casa de los Baby's" is a frustrating and tedious experience to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Emanuel Levy
June 1, 2006
Didactic rather than dramatic, and schematic rather than realistic, Sayles' femme-driven yarn, set in an anonymous place, lags behind the zeitgeist with little to say about the issue of adoption or First vs. Third World countries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
September 26, 2005
a political pamphlet not very different from others that come from left-leaning Hollywood these days
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 4, 2005
Os poucos momentos de maior inspiração não são suficientes para fazer jus à carreira de Sayles, às belas atuações de seu elenco e tampouco ao importante tema de seu filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jordan Hiller
December 9, 2004
Sayles lets the befuddlements and ordinary complications of life take its course like a winding, sunlit stream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
June 22, 2004
John Sayles' most recent film, 2003's Casa de los Babys, exemplifies his approach to the intersection of the political and the personal.
Sarah Chauncey
April 14, 2004
Sayles' love of and respect for the culture, and his willingness-or eagerness-to leave the viewer with more questions than answers makes Casa de los Babys superlative.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004
The story trails off in so many directions that it's hard to follow. After a while, I just found myself losing interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 30, 2004
Casa de los Babys isn't a perfect film. It ultimately seems brief and leaves too much of the women's (and children's) fates to our imagination...
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
Goo-goo gag me.
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
November 11, 2003
All in all, the film just tries to do too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 4, 2003
Writer-director John Sayles has successfully tackled so many unexpected subjects that one has to wonder if he's got a dartboard in his office to help him pick his next topic.
| Original Score: 3/4
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
November 3, 2003
The film sags from the weight of too many characters, and its suggestion that the world is nothing but sadness is too much to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 27, 2003
Astute character studies are the point here, rather than a neat and tidy story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
October 24, 2003
Displays a succinct sensitivity making it [Sayles'] best film since Lone Star.
| Original Score: 8/10
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 24, 2003
This is a thought-provoking film, and it features one of the best acting ensembles in awhile -- even by Sayles' standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 24, 2003
Sayles gives us sample tastes of characters and a situation that could have made a full-course cinematic meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 24, 2003
Sayles demonstrates a remarkable ability to fully flesh out characters who are on-screen for only a short time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
October 17, 2003
For most of its 95 minutes, Casa de los Babys is the John Sayles picture for people who always wished John Sayles pictures were a little bit better.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 17, 2003
Each woman is a cardboard cutout, and the talented actresses here seem boxed in by their roles.
| Original Score: 2/5
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