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Babel

Babel
  • 2006
  • US/Mexico
  • 143 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Written by: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Kōji Yakusho, Elle Fanning, Nathan Gamble, Mohamed Akhzam
  • Language: English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Japanese, Japanese Sign Language, Berber
  • Website: www.paramountvantage.com/babel/

Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga and director Iñárritu (both Amores Perros, 21 Grams) turn out another fragmented story with a deeply 'profound' message. Despite the A-list megastars, the sections about a Japanese girl and Moroccan kids fare the best. The rest is clichéd nonsense.

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Babel

15 Jan 20073 stars

Somewhere down the crazy river there’s a little shack where screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, 21 Grams) churns out his indentikit scripts. This is how he does it. He looks at his holiday snaps, and then he imagines a catastrophic event, say…

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