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Babel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    Alternately epic and intimate, political and personal, Babel is a film which bombards the senses with big ideas and even bigger ideas. The four story lines contain a cacophony of culture and languages- from Latin immigrants to Middle Eastern villagers to a deaf Japanese girl- and blend seamlessly into a devastating harmony. The most enduring aspect of Babel is its thoughtful, but never preachy approach to bridging the gaps in our fractured 9/11 reality. This is a film about compassion, showing that all people- regardless of race or culture- share love, pain, and try to make sense of the extraordinary things that happen to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow.

    Excellent movie. A little too real and frustrating at times, but that is what made it so good. I cried at the end...a lot. I sat there with my tear-stained, mascara-smeared face and was surprised at my outburst of emotions. It was just so powerful and wonderfully moving. Maybe I just get too into movies, but I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It deserved better...

    Still, Babel is one of the most underrated films i've ever seen. The first time i saw this film, i was shocked at the great plot and storylines that intertwined and broke apart just as fast. True, this film does read like Crash, but it's no clone. The tearjerking stories that are all too realistic"take for example The "Crossing The Border" Scene". I was never bored during this almost 2.5 hour film. All i can say is it deserved better...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Babel is third in a trilogy by director Alejandro Gonzalz Inarrito of universal pain and hope. Four inerlocking stories all conected by a single gun all converge at the end and reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truely aren't all that different. In Morocco, a troubled married couple is on vacation trying to work out their differneces. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons so they can kill the jackels that try to attck his herd. A girl in Japan dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among several other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. Then, on the opposite side of the world the married couple's Mexican nanny takes the couple's two children with her to her son's wedding in Mexico, only to literally run into trouble on the return trip. Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives of seemingly random people around the world and shows just how connected we really are. This film truely is one of the most underrated films and,in my opinion, deserved the Oscar for Best Picture in 2007.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic contemporary movie

    The title alone suggests confusion as was God's intent, according to the Bible, when he caused humanity to have more than one language. The movie works on so many levels that a full review of the film is nigh impossible here. Nevertheless, the film shows that we really are interconnected in ways that are almost impossible to comprehend. It portrays so many aspects of how Americans affect the world that one cannot help but feel almost ashamed to be one. Misunderstanding is a recurring theme in America. Finally, this film stands out as an excellent example of why one should put oneself into another person's shoes. I cannot recommend it any higher to anyone who wants to be a better person.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Movie of 2006!

    Fantastic storyline interweaves 4 different plots. Very interesting to watch unfold. The acting is flawless. The academy award nominations for the actors are well- deserved. The Golden Globes got it right -- best drama of the year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best film i've seen in a while

    Outstanding film

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