Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) (2011)

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A willful young boy and his just-as-obstinate grandmother journey across Iraq in search of their missing loved one. This stunning new work from the director of Ahlaam is a testament to the continuing search for justice and closure after Saddam Hussein's fall.

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Critic Reviews for Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Al Daradji directs with a sure hand, avoiding icy realism and chest-beating melodrama. The result is warm, human and quietly devastating.

February 9, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...a marvel of minimalism...

August 10, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

A heartbreaking story of loss and forgiveness.

June 28, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a sensitive, stoical, compassionate film with a subtle feel for the detail of everyday life in this shattered land.

February 14, 2011 | Full Review…

Sometimes a film deserves deference. Sometimes, the only justified response is to bend one's knee. This is one of those films.

February 11, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A sombre, painful, worthwhile film.

February 10, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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