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Babel
Academy Award® Winner
A tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation, interweaving four stories set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico, and Japan.

Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Nov 16, 2006
One of the best movies of 2006, and I don't usually say those words in a review. "Babel" is the name of a tower inwhich the people tried to build, but when It became too tall, God destroy the tower and force everyone to speak a different language. "Babel" is a story about a international incident, as told from four points of view. Brad Pitt is in this film, but if you go to "Babel" just to see Pitt, you better go see something else. Pitt's wife was shot which tiggered international outrage. those who are affect by this shooting are left untoch in the other three stories. I can't go any fartjher, just have to see the film for yourself. It heartbreaking and sad, but well-made. It's a must see. "Babel" will have you thinking long after you left the theatre.
Jan 8, 2007
I liked this film a lot. My biggest complaint is that 4 distinct storylines keeps you away from each for long periods of time. Since all 4 are so well done, it's not a major complaint.
Jan 14, 2007
A very powerful and somewhat controversial film that follows four seperate stories from across the world. All four stories have something in common- hence the title referring to the biblical story of the tower of Babel. The acting is superb and the storyline is brilliant! This film deserves to receive a golden globe award for best picture.
Feb 14, 2007
Feb 15, 2007
I didn't care for this movie, but based on the Academy Award nominations that it's gathered, and the positive reviews that I've seen, it's possible that I just wasn't in the mood for this kind of movie or something, and it warrants a second look when it is released to home video.

The most interesting of the plots is the plight of Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in Morocco, which forms the basis for the other plot lines covered in the movie. The fact that the story is told in a non-linear fashion and that it jumps around between several stories didn't bother me any. I enjoyed the director's previous movie, "21 Grams," but Babel didn't grab me in the same way.

I thought that the Japanese sub-plot was the weakest of the four stories. While it on its own was very interesting (and it seemed to take up the most running time), it didn't have a good enough connection to the rest of the movie.

On the whole, I got restless pretty quickly. I'm pretty patient when it comes to movies, so maybe I was influenced by the hype and expected too much or something. I will be checking this out on HD DVD when it is released, and I hope that my opinion improves.

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