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Babylon Reviews

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June 22, 2020
The central M.C. is played by Brinsley Forde, leader of the British reggae band, Aswad; his musical presence is just one element of authenticity in a movie that never strikes a false note.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 24, 2020
With its vivid cinematography, incredible soundtrack, and powerful message... It has become an icon of its time and a cinematic classic, influencing generations of artists.
January 2, 2020
The film is also visually rich. Every minute is filled with the details of a period and milieu that's rarely so crisp on film.
September 23, 2019
It's a really vivid life at a certain part of life.
May 20, 2019
Rosso's rough-and-tumble portrait of immigrant life in the slums of Thatcher's England arrives in American theaters 39 years late and depressingly right on time.
April 23, 2019
This 2019 release feels uncomfortably apt.
April 18, 2019
A new restoration of this 1980 British cult classic makes plain that its themes of disaffection and racial discord in south London are still relevant nearly four decades later.
April 5, 2019
Powerful and shocking, 'Babylon' is possibly one of the most important films you'll see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 4, 2019
Babylon's cultural specificity is what gives it power, putting it as much in a tradition of British alienated youth movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 1, 2019
in many ways clumsy and ham-fisted [yet] there's something to the movie that cannot be so easily dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 21, 2019
"Babylon" burns with an energy and candid intensity rarely seen in mainstream movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2019
An entertaining and culturally significant film that exposes much more than the world of reggae dancehall. It's a fitting companion piece to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2019
A cinematic shot of energy that combines a proto-stoner comedy, a gritty musical and a nihilistic call-to-arms into an excoriation of Thatcher-era racism and poverty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2019
Assertive and ebullient, "Babylon" is as alive as a movie can be to the everyday mesh of liberating art, humorous camaraderie and hazardous political reality.
March 11, 2019
Babylon is a hidden gem worth seeking out if it comes to your city.
March 9, 2019
...revealing and raw in its political and sociological spectrum. Unapologetically radical, intrusive and emotionally gripping...a blistering commentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2019
Babylon is a pulsating document of a time and place as well as a piece of connective tissue from the past to the present.
March 7, 2019
The movie is more interested in what feels real than what seems right.
March 7, 2019
A film which treasures authenticity in its search for emotional body blows.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 5, 2019
Babylon has too much to say about keeping your head up when everyone wants to grind your face into the pavement - and to say it with so much heart - to be left in the rubbish bin of history.
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