obviously you're an ignorant critic
so dispapointing. how a trilogy that started with amores perros could have ended with this?
Babel. Not Inarritu's best. While I found myself very invested in the film from the beginning thanks to some wonderful cinematography, good acting, and intriguing interweaving of stories, quickly the interconnections become a stretch and seem more like a crutch to the film rather than something which really moves it forward. Still, a film with some merit, and an imaginative basis for telling a story. 3 stars.
If I focus on the positive elements of this film then it is a fest of glorious scenography and strong performances. The script, although highly unlikely and dubious in places is still compelling and as a huge Inarritu fan I can't bring myself to pick at some of the flaky edges. It is a beautiful film.
This really made me think more and more about human connection and the fragility of communication. Perfect movie to watch while you're well into learning a second language. There are some very personal things that made me connect to this story, and for once, I'm glad I actually put off watching it 'til now. I couldn't have watched it at a better time in my life.
Absolutely loved it. I found the film extremely tragic, beautiful, and constantly compelling without one boring moment (which is a very difficult thing to do). The cinematography was unbelievable and the performances all astounding. I loved the scope of the film and was incredibly moved by its message. If I had one complaint it would be that it should have been 20 minutes longer. Iñárritu is a superb talent.
A big cast, intertwining narrative, film such as this one comes along every couple years, and many times they don't live up to the hype they create. Babel works as a collection of vignettes, creating emotion in short bursts, but when they are added together it feels like a very bloated feature length film. With more focus it could have been great.
My friends mock me for hating this. Seriously? This is a stupid film. Why the husband persisted on holding the bus while he almost have no help at the remote place. And shit, he prefer putting his wife at some dusty home like that, being treated in a medieval way. And for god sake, they can send the police for the teenage shooters, but can't send any fucking help for the victim. Stupid.
As its title says it Babel is a film about incomprehension. In this extended metaphor, Iñárritu gives endless examples to make his point. Either you love it, either you hate it.
Immersive, visceral, stunning. The films in Iñárritu’s Death trilogy get progressively better and better, making this the crowning achievement, and a gripping conclusion.
As heavy-handed as a 1950s public service film. Shrugged my shoulders when it ended and instantly forgot it.
This is my second Iñárritu film, after Biutiful (which is one of my favourite films ever), and I loved it. I know it has its detractors, and I can see why, but I was hooked the entire time. Everything does fit together a little too nicely, but the writing and especially the actors make up for it. Rinko Kikuchi and Adriana Barraza especially, earn their Oscar noms.