Babylon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Babylon Reviews

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March 5, 2019
Deserves acclaim for highlighting the stories of marginalized young black men in a city still predominantly depicted through a white male gaze.
March 5, 2019
An English cousin to the earlier Jamaica-set films The Harder They Come and Rockers that is vastly superior in cinematic terms and just as valuable as a cultural document.
March 4, 2019
A dated but vivid slice of 1980s London dub reggae life, beautifully restored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2019
A blinding neo-realist document from a time of incendiary, race relevant change.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2019
Raw and realistic, director Franco Rosso captures perfectly the language, ignorance and attitudes of London at the time. A long-lost UK favourite that has to be seen.
February 28, 2019
Natural performances and desolate locations give a vivid impression of south London life prior to the Brixton riots only a year later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
Babylon is rich, rough and real. And like the streetlife of the young black Londoners it portrays, it's threatening, touching, violent and funny.
April 4, 2011
Although the script runs out of steam by the end, the sharp use of location, the meticulous detailing of black culture, the uniformly excellent performances and stimulating soundtrack command attention.
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