Babel Synopsis
Tragedy links strangers in four countries.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In the year's richest, most complex and ultimately most heartbreaking film, Inarritu invites us to get past the babble of modern...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
This is a serious movie overflowing with memorable acting, unforgettable images, searing tragedy, unexpected humor and an eloquent plea for...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The filmmakers succeed brilliantly in weaving these stories together, taking time to explore depth of character and relationships. The...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A powerful movie that should win all the year's ensemble acting awards. Pitt has never done better dramatic work, Blanchett is as...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Babel may be the most ambitious movie of the year, tackling towering communication barriers, global politics and cultural divides in a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Measured in anything other than biblical cubits, the sum of Babel's many parts turns out to be a picture that suggests Americans ought to...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
I was shaken, but not stirred, by Babel, a globalist melodrama that careens from Morocco to Mexico like a revved-up "Crash."
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Babel is a ziggurat of brilliant pieces built on sand. It's also this season's "Crash," a movie you know is Important because it never...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a film of unquestioned visual artistry, and the filmmakers' empathy and human understanding are apparent moment to moment, scene by...
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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.
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Beautifully shot, intense, thrilling ride...

“BABEL” -- A World of Misunderstandings cause much PAIN on the Planet Rating: 9 of 10 stars (based on viewing an HD-DVD copy of the film) =

By jimchudnow
A married couple from San Diego, Richard & Susan Jones (BRAD PITT & CATE BLANCHETT) are on a vacation in a bus touring a desert countryside area of Morocco. They’ve left their two young kids with...

Babel review

By jodyandcobee

A little over-hyped.

By cjtolmie
But still a decent movie to rent. The concept is very good and well acted....

Babel:beautiful,and puzzling.

By Moviedude
Babel is one movie I feel will be remembered 100 years from now,because of it's subject matter,and it's uncanny perfect connection to human life,and how human communication is very complicated.This...

Love this Director- All his movies are great.

By rd4748
excelent movie love this directors work....


This movie was so-so because it had a very slow beginning and was hard to follow but later on in the movie it did get better and the stories came together but it wasn't one of my favs. My husband...

Babel - Think the Worst of Mankind

By Northwest Movie Buff
With all the hype and Cate Blanchette, who is one of my favorites I was so looking forward to seeing this movie. What a downer. Superb acting. But what a sad examples of how we all can make the...

Worth the time

By renthead
The Cinematography is terrific. The acting is terrific. The story line is a bit weak, but this is one of those movies that does haunt you a bit at conclusion. I had this movie and The Departed...

Reviews for Babel

By miketalife
WoW! This movie got me holding on to the seat. You get so caught up in that movie, that It makes you feel like YOU ARE in the movie. You become that character. With suspense and some disturbing...

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Rated R | For violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use