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Based on 32 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film feels more like a thesis than vivid drama. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A creeping equanimity is taking over the work of John Sayles, a quality that in personal terms might be wise and coolheaded but in terms of drama is absolute death. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Babys is intellectually stimulating and emotionally stirring, a rare combination these days, though hardly unusual for writer/director John Sayles. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Unlike most Sayles movies, the filmmaker no sooner introduces his memorable characters and deeply resonant themes than his From Here to Maternity melodrama abruptly ends. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's too big an ensemble to provide enough back story for each player. But Sayles doesn't give his characters easily digestible labels, like "kook" or "pathetic loser." show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Casa feels like a miss. The digging into each of these women's lives stays shallow and seldom uncovers anything unexpected. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    John Sayles's heartrending new film is a many-splendoured thing. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sayles handles this material with gentle delicacy, as if aware that the issues are too fraught to be approached with simple messages. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Sayles accomplishes another of his coups here. Eschewing all sentiment, avoiding all pathos, keeping his film and most of the women hard as nails, he manages to tell a compelling story. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    But Babys also resembles "Sunshine State" in another, more satisfying way: It leaves you longing to know what happens to these characters once the movie ends. show more

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