- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Closed-Caption
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Brad Pitt &
Gael Garcia Bernal
Boubker Ait El Caid,
Michael Peña &
Jon Kilik &
Corrine Golden Weber
Director of Photography:
Academy Awards 2006 -
Best Original Score: Gustavo Santaolalla
Box Office - 07/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "There's a dizzying array of faces, languages and imagery that sears into your soul."
Rolling Stone - 09/07/2006
"Inarritu and his superb cast use provocation and feeling to build something tentatively hopeful out of the rubble. This is a film to take to heart."
New York Times - 10/27/2006
"BABEL is certainly an experience....The sheer reckless ardor of Mr. Gonzalez Inarritu's filmmaking -- the voracious close-ups, the sweeping landscape shots, the swiveling, hurtling camera movements -- suggests a virtually limitless confidence in the power of the medium..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/03/2006
"BABEL looks beautiful, never more so than when BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto captures locals at ease among themselves." -- Grade: B-
Rolling Stone - 11/02/2006
4 stars out of 4 -- "In the year's richest, most complex and ultimately most heartbreaking film, Inarritu invites us to get past the babble of modern civilization and start listening to each other."
Total Film - 02/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "Each piece in the puzzle unfolds at a thrilling velocity, events spiralling out of control in a whirlwind of rash judgements, linguistic barriers and sheer bad luck."
Rolling Stone - 12/28/2006
Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "[A]s the film builds to a shattering climax, you'll be in an emotional grip that won't let go."
Uncut - 02/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "The stories gradually gather urgency, heat and pain....In a soundbite century, it stares tragedy in the eye, scrapes away the mindless babble."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 11/01/2006
"[H]ypnotic....We come away from this film consumed with a sense of sorrow over innocence betrayed and reminded of the double standard of justice in our polarized world."
Ultimate DVD - 03/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "It's an intense experience, defined by a simmering sense of dread..."
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: October 27, 2006