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March 27, 2011
Disgusting movie. Especially the Japanese part. Honestly, is it necessary to show that kind of ignorance and stupidity in a movie.?
June 30, 2010
Excellent film. Three stores are interconnected - not by interaction but by association - so they serve as three separate stories. Well done and entertaining.
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Wall Street Journal
The ultimate poor judgment: the decision to put Babel before the camera. That defies comprehension in any language. Full Review
The New York Times
In the end Babel, like that tower in the book of Genesis, is a grand wreck, an incomplete monument to its own limitless ambition. But it is there, on the landscape, a startling and imposing reality. It's a folly, and also, perversely, a wonder. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
The beauty of this film is in its lapidary details, which sparkle with feeling and surprise. Full Review
Babel may be the most ambitious movie of the year, tackling towering communication barriers, global politics and cultural divides in a structurally complex and fascinating narrative. Full Review
Babel has great expectations for itself: It wants to be a movie about big ideas and big emotions at the same time. Aided by gorgeous locations and classy trappings (cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto, theme music by Gustavo Santaolalla), it succeeds for the most part. Full Review