Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/30/2012
Babel tells the story of a group of individuals spanning three continents who are linked by the tragic accidental shooting of an American tourist. The obvious comparison for me to make with this film is the infamous Oscar winning Crash which shares many themes. Both films are based on cultural differences and prejudices and their impact on the lives of those involved. Both feature an anti-gun message. Both stories are structured around a series of rather unlikely coincidences. The only real difference between the two are that this film has more in the way of arthouse credibility. Because both films are also well acted, nicely directed, interesting stories. Yes, that's right. STORIES. Anyone who derides Crash as a piece of crap while at the same time holding Babel up as a work of art is …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/27/2011
This is a film with numerous stories revolving around characters in various locations. A child named Yussef from Morocco accidentally shoots Susan (Cate Blanchett), wife of Richard (Brad Pitt). In Japan, Chieko Wataya (Rinko Kikuchi) is having difficulty coping up her mother’s death and fitting in with society because of being deaf and mute. Chieko meets Haruki and his friends and invites Detective Mamiya to her place. While in the US, Richard and Susan's Mexican nanny Amelia (Adriana Barraza) travels to Mexico to be present in her son’s wedding. She takes the children of Richard and Susan so she can take care of them. Santiago, her nephew, is the person who drives the car.
This picture depicted each countries respective culture and lifestyle well. It was convincing how …