Babel is a testament to good story telling.

28 Nov

Babel is an emotionally draining film that connects four stories, continents, and cultures. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu creates a interesting film by using non-linear editing to introduce the main characters. A married couple (Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt), an Mexican housekeeper, a couple of children herding sheep, and a deaf school girl and her father from Japan.  These characters and the obstacles they face are connected by a gun.  The premise of this story is rich and contains many layers of intrigue. The strength of the film is the director’s ability to bring this complex multicultural story together in a way that builds tension. Babel is a powerful film that explores the interpersonal connection people have with one another, whether they realize it or not.  Pitt gives a wonderful performance, but I felt Blanchett was a little too strong early on in the film. Babel is a testament to good story telling.


Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: B-

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