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Feb 20, 2021
Full of danger and bad decisions.
Mar 01, 2019MrsNikki rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
💖 great movie
Jan 24, 2018reginator_22 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Very good movie.
Jun 11, 2017anastassiamed rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Good movie! Shows how small things simple things can lead to big mess. Not really thinking how all will be conected but it is scary how all is !!!
Jun 07, 2016JoaBiblio rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
How a small (irresponsible in this case) action can affect many lives across the world. The consequences of our interconnected lives in the global village.
Apr 24, 2016breemu rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A tale of how a seemingly generous action can have terrible consequences, even a world away. How simple language, class, and cultural barriers can cause things to spiral unnecessarily out of control. How those who are most like us aren't…
Nov 03, 2014duane767 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Not my cup of tea. I didn't finish watching the movie as I'd had enough. I don't doubt the ability of the filmmakers or the actors but I think the story could have been told differently in a way that wasn't, at times literally, so in…
Jun 22, 2014
Unless you enjoy being depressed, I'd advise not watching this movie. The cinematics are good to very good. The story...a heart of darkness with few redeeming qualities or moments. The pace is very slow and, to my mind, too…
Jun 07, 2014ehm_chen rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Certainly not an easy watch, but intriguing, well put together, and beautifully shot. Multiple languages and means of (mis)communication, snap decisions that result in disaster, and tension to the hilt. Foreshadowing and suspense are a tad…
Jun 20, 2013uzebdrumz rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Babel is an association of experiences that are generally more depressing than uplifting. I can imagine that critics could wax artspeak about this film: "Babel encapsulates the disparate experiences of seemingly unrelated events into a…
Jan 25, 2013
If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.
Nov 20, 2012yumsushi rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The premise of this movie is that pain is universal. However, I could not relate to any of the characters nor care for or about them.
Oct 18, 2012Chelos rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
There were no boring moments in the film and the acting was stellar. I kept forgetting it was only a film and not real life and wanted to reach into it to slap some of the characters for their stupid behavior. Unfortunately, the one…
Apr 04, 2012Mike117 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A great story showing the problems of communication and the lack of it along with the consiquences.
Nov 19, 2011caffeinehusky2011 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
amazing amazing movie reminds me of "Crash" with all of the different and interweaving of experiences and viewpoints...
Jul 11, 2011Chopper11 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
not so interesting... mystery seems like not ending!
Jul 03, 2011tj_is_cool rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Very entertaining movie. Moral of the movie: dumb acts will hurt people.
Apr 02, 2011
I was put off by one of the story's constant gratuitous, arguably exploitative, nudity.
Feb 15, 2011hertz rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
What a heavy, dark, yet enriching film! It was so intense I had to view it in three different sittings. Very much an adult film, not for the typical reasons of sex or violence, but for emotional and situational angst. The different…
Dec 28, 2010TheJoker rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
An amazing film! The title is a Biblical reference. It tells how people wanted to be able to reach heaven and built a tower. As a result, God punished their ignorance and from there emerges languages. The movie kind of parallels this…
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May 13, 2010BradLibraryDivMgr rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Perhaps it achieves what it sets out to do--I remember feeling after watching it as if I had endured some of the struggles of the husband in Morocco or parents. So, if you have excess energy you want to drain off...
Apr 26, 2009
Nominted for best picture, best original screenplay, best editing and best director Oscar. Adriana Barraza was nominated for best supporting actress Oscar. Won best music.