Babies Synopsis
Everybody loves... BABIES. This visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Observant and funny and thoughtful too, powered exclusively by vérité footage without a word of narration, Babies is William Blake’s Infant...
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
It's a lovely bit of blood-pressure-lowering cinema that never betrays its simple conceit.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I don’t think the movie is looking for answers; it isn’t asking any questions. But by its very nature, this is both an experiment in...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The contrast in lifestyles is striking, and I suppose one of the themes that Babies is trying to get at is that despite chasm-wide economic...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As the movie goes on, these fleshy little beings turn into…well, people. And that's something to see. But Babies, without falsifying its...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The similarity between the children is the most striking part of the movie.
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Of course, there's no need to overthink it: If you just want to watch a baby respond to the arrival of a rooster in his bed with perfect...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
As a portrait of children who are wanted and loved, it's intimate and often delightful.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The point of Babies, to the extent that it has one beyond allowing us to revel in unstoppable baby cuteness, is to underscore that infants...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So after about an hour of watching four children eat, bathe and crawl, you might start to wonder why you've paid to see somebody else's...
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Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award Winner! Review from a Jury Member

By Heartland TMP
Babies is an inspired documentary, eschewing story and narrative in favor of an unbridled celebration of life. As the film documents four babies from four corners of the world growing and learning it...

was it worth strangling a cat?

By bambi
i left in the first 25 minutes -- just after the toddler strangled the family cat with a string and realized the director / crew thought it was more important to film that than intervene....

Precious movie with poignant moments

By fandiane
Saw this on Mother's Day with my husband and two children, boy 12 and girl 9. We've never left a movie with so much to talk about: favorite scenes, funny moments, similarities and differences...


By Optimism
Special. Fascinating. Rare. Pretty wonderful. We were glad we went....

I like the dancing and the car chase scenes but

By Honest Feedback
I wasnt fond of the gratuitous sexual violence in this movie, nor the refernces to witch-craft. other than that, it was great...

Coochee coochee

By ginalombarda
An interesting look at babies are influenced by their surroundings and parents, and visual stimulation. Also apparently how who we are may be just a part of the fiber of our being...good natured,...

Makes you embarrassed to be American

By visavegas
The family they picked to represent America was pathetic! Other than that, the babies were adorable from all four countries. It was an interesting look at other cultures and no matter what - the one...


By annctj
Loved it. Poignant, fascinating, refreshing and full of miracles....

Five Word Review

By txmom
Cute babies the world over...

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By nolongeractive
adoring four babies nicely done...

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Rated PG | For cultural and maternal nudity throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Mesmerizing film for kids and parents who adore wee ones.
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