Una serie de historias fascinantes en las que Iñárritu tiene el poder de llevarnos en segundos de Japón a Mexico, a Estados Unidos o a Marruecos, todo por medio de un destacado montaje cinematográfico. Babel es una visión del mundo a través de cuatro culturas con una crítica centralizada en la inmigración ilegal, las decisiones políticas erroneas y la violencia generalizada.
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.
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.
While sadly overlooked due to occasional contrivances and a decidedly, unwaveringly serious tone, "Babel" is a masterpiece. The sensitive, interconnected, multinational and bilingual storyline flows effortlessly and is indeed one of the most ambitious things Iñárritu has ever done.
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.
Dear Milk and Honey, a director who would put in his screenplay that the main character has to pee in a saucepan just in order to be arty isn't born yet, I hope. Or he is probably doing something else than cinema ;)