Friday, August 27, 2010


Usually when I choose a movie to watch, the plot has to be appealing to me. That's the main requirement.

Richard (Brad Pitt) and Susan (Cate Blanchett) are a troubled married couple on vacation in Morocco trying to work out their differences. While on a tour bus, Susan is shot by an unseen assailant. Their story is connected with Mexican nanny Amelia (Adriana Barraza), the two boys responsible for the shooting and a Japanese businessman whose deaf daughter Chieko (Rinko Kikuchi) longs for affection.

Hmm, another movie focusing on people with different lives but they're somehow connected. Apologies if I sound negative, but the "interwoven storyline" seems a little...cliched. But that doesn't make Babel a bad movie. In my humble opinion, Kikuchi gives the best performance. The movie definitely has a gritty feel to it. Babel also captures the struggles on each individual nationality.

My Rating: ****1/2


  1. I watched this last week. I did quite enjoy the movie, but didn't give me anything to shout about. Fair review, thanks for the write up.

  2. Bazzara and Pitt stood out for me. I hated that it was considered Crash #2 since it was superior and in production before Crash came out, but ah well.

  3. i actually really liked this movie. and Crash is one of my favorites of all time.


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