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Mainstream but worth seeing
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written by SBarnett June 14, 2007 - 2:53 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Less challenging than "Amores perros" and less focused than "21 Grams," "Babel" is nonetheless a film worth seeing. The scenes in Mexico are a refreshing perspective on the current immigration debate and also treat us to Gael Garcia Bernal playing a minor character with gusto. The film probably tries to do too much--it tackles immigration, terrorism, deaf culture, media globalization, failure to communicate in marriage, family dysfunction, depression, suicide...it's no wonder that so many of the secondary characters threaten to take over the picture from Pitt and Blanchett, whose characters never manage to engage our sympathy as much as they should. The film left me with a gentle sadness, a feeling of "Why can't we just try to take care of each other?"--not a bad thing, but I expected more.

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