Atom User Reviews for Babylon
Even though this is a 3 hour plus movie, it's so good that it doesn't feel like it. All the main and supporting characters steal every scene they are in.
Tiring and underwhelming with some excellent performances and good writing, but doesn't know what it wants to be or say.
No real storyline to follow. Just a bunch of hedonistic shock scenes.
Great start, weird ending
very different kind of movie and even a little strange at times. The cast was great, and the story was very sad.
Historically inaccurate and too long.
Not for everybody. Great performances by the three leads.
Beautifully made, beautifully written. If you are a lover of movies you’re going to find a lot to love in this. The only issue I have is it’s way too long. There is plenty that could’ve been cut out from this movie without negatively impacting the story or experience.
Good at parts but inconsistent and way too reliant on shock humour.
Worst movie of all time. 3 hours felt like 4 or more hours. That is time I’ll never get back
Some of the criticisms of this movie are kinda harsh. Yes it doesn’t have a traditional storyline and yes it is slow in places, BUT it’s got some incredible performances by the cast and it didn’t feel like 3 hours to me. Sure it could’ve been trimmed down. I mean the Toby Maguire section could be deleted & I like Toby Maguire. But the thing is that here it is the next day and I’m still thinking about it and have been most of the day. It’s worth a watch, even if you wait for it on a streaming service.
It’s a mess, but an inspired mess. Baz Luhrmann + David Lynch + Cupheads. The last twenty was fine (maybe a little forced). Diego Calva is a star.
Save your time & money.
It’s the same white crazy party you’ve seen over and over again.
not what I thought...
This is a long artistic film. Not a movie to see if you are look for a easygoing fun film.
Don’t bring your children unless you like them asking why did they do that
What an awful movie. All over the place. No plot. Waste of 3+ hours. I couldn’t wait for it to be over with.
What a wild ride!!!!!!!!!
Awful movie!! Too long! Don’t waste your time!!
could have been a 2 or 2 and a half hour movie if they would have cut out the unnecessary stuff. there was a good movie outside of the raunchy stuff
Loved Brad Pitt and Diego Calvo; good movie but could have been shortened.
It’s good but definitely didn’t need to be 3+ hours
I’ll admit that I found much of Babylon mesmerizing, even when (maybe especially when) I also found it naive, bludgeoning and obtuse. Chazelle’s demolition of the Dream Factory may be rather too taken with its own naughtiness, but coming from a filmmaker who until now has been precociously well-behaved, it can be a welcome blast of impudence and sometimes just a blast.
At its best, Chazelle's film is a cinematic marvel, evidence enough that movies are magical, as it sweeps us into the beautiful, terrible world we recognise as Hollywood even now.
Babylon is often pure mayhem, but it’s the beauty of life and film itself underneath that makes this one of the best movies about movies this year, and one of the best films of 2022.