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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
John Sayles's heartrending new film is a many-splendoured thing.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Sayles seems to be trying, single-handedly, to correct centuries of First World self-centeredness in Third World contexts.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sayles handles this material with gentle delicacy, as if aware that the issues are too fraught to be approached with simple messages.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Babys is intellectually stimulating and emotionally stirring, a rare combination these days, though hardly unusual for writer/director John...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Marcia Gay Harden is an angry vulgarian who steals shampoo off the maids' carts and bribes a lawyer to get her baby. Sayles may not have...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Unlike most Sayles movies, the filmmaker no sooner introduces his memorable characters and deeply resonant themes than his From Here to...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film feels more like a thesis than vivid drama.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's too big an ensemble to provide enough back story for each player. But Sayles doesn't give his characters easily digestible labels,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Casa feels like a miss. The digging into each of these women's lives stays shallow and seldom uncovers anything unexpected.
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Rated R | For some language and brief drug use