Casa de los Babys Reviews

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September 24, 2003
There isn't a moment with this group you don't want to be watching, yet the dialogue floats by in wisps.
September 22, 2003
[I]t's beautifully written but it feels so written ...
September 20, 2003
Gets bogged down in bad dialogue, wasted acting and the most un-Saylesian thing of all, outright ignorance.
September 20, 2003
A pretty dry and unengaging social treatise compared with Sayles' last movie, the underrated Sunshine State.
September 20, 2003
Admittedly, mediocre Sayles is still watchable, but, relative to expectations, Casa de los Babys is a disappointment of significant proportions.
September 18, 2003
The movie's even-handed portrayal of two cultures uneasily transacting the most personal business resonates with truth.
September 18, 2003
While we'd like it if the film had managed to be less schematic, had succeeded in fulfilling its sociological aims in more humanistic terms, we're willing to cut it slack because it sometimes seems no one else is even trying.
September 18, 2003
A lean yet unconvincing character study set in an unnamed South American country.
September 16, 2003
The screenplay's clutchy banter (interspersed with arias of teary confession) feels distinctly Oprah, but Sayles extracts unexpected life from his wooden setups.
August 28, 2003
A subject more suited to docu treatment.
August 27, 2003
The digging into each of these women's lives stays shallow and seldom uncovers anything unexpected.
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