October 27, 2006
November 10, 2006 (LA/NY)
Rated R for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use
Armed with a Winchester rifle, two Morrocan boys set out to look after their family's herd of goats. In the silent echoes of the desert, they decide to test the rifle... but the bullet goes farther than they thought it would.
In an instant, the lives of four separate groups of strangers on three different continents collide. Caught up in the rising tide of an accident that escalates beyond anyone's control are a vacationing American couple...
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is by far one of the more complex and symbolic films of 2006, but where it succeeds it also fails. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu is also a victim of his own success.
After the highly charged and emotional 21 Grams
, I had huge expectations for Babel
, and the movie simply doesn't live up to them. Good, yes. Very good, yes. But beyond that, Babel
struggles to connect all the pieces.
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