London: The Modern Babylon (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

London: The Modern Babylon (2012)




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Documenting historic events and cultural changes in London throughout the city's history.

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Critic Reviews for London: The Modern Babylon

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

T.S. Eliot and William Blake have their say, and a pigeon-capturing lady on the streets gets more screen time than Lady Diana. But this is no crazy quilt.

May 28, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

Temple's fragmented approach bespeaks the very nature of the place he's celebrating. For it seems that only through these wide variety of elements, these individual building blocks making a whole, that we can really get a sense of this remarkable city.

December 28, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A distinct sort of time travelogue of the city's rougher patches ... the kind of doc that scores the suffragette movement to "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" by X-Ray Spex.

September 20, 2012 | Full Review…

A movie to cherish.

August 5, 2012 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

A dizzying collage of all the changes in London's social and architectural fabric since light was first trained through celluloid.

August 3, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A very heady experience.

August 2, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for London: The Modern Babylon


A comprehensive and energised history of London from every angle. Essential viewing.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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