Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, tracing the rise and fall of multiple characters in an era of unbridled decadence and depravity during Hollywood's transition from silent films and to sound films in the late 1920s.

  • Released: 2022-12-23
  • Runtime: 188 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Stars: Diego Calva, Cici Lau, James Wellington, Trisha Simmons, Armando Cosio, Taylor Nichols, Todd Giebenhain, Bregje Heinen, Li Jun Li, Kaia Gerber, Frederick Koehler, Vanessa Bednar, Douglas Fruchey, Aurielle Simmons, Margot Robbie, Jimmy Ortega, Circus-Szalewski, Samara Weaving, Katia Gomez, Hayley Huntley
  • Director: Damien Chazelle
 Comments
  • tomanc - 12 January 2023
    Babylon is a cinema lover's dream
    Great movies happen on their own time. This means that very often they don't come out at the right time for them. Two amazing and wonderful movies that came out within months of this writing are Babylon and Amsterdam. Both of these are cinematic miracles, and American audiences aren't currently in the mood for either of them.

    Make no mistake, Babylon is a masterpiece, both beautiful and tragic, and surprisingly, often terrifying. It's one of those Hollywood exposees where they show you how young dreamers go through hell in search of their dreams. There is debauchery, cruelty, high stakes, and wonder.

    The cast is phenomenal, a mix of the biggest stars, seasoned actors, new faces, and surprises. Everyone shines.

    The story is beautiful, lurid, grotesque and heartbreaking. It stayed with me the whole next day.
  • legallady-46506 - 9 January 2023
    Unorganized Chaos with no clear plot.
    This might go down as the worst movie I've tried to watch. We left after two hours unable to take another hour of this unorganized chaos. I never discovered the plot behind this movie and after the elephant poop scene in the beginning it only gets more gross. There is very little that this movie does not touch in the way of bodily functions, bad language and orgy sex. There is no quality in this film and I am stunned that both Brad Pitt and Jean Smart would act in this film. I can only assume that their careers must be falling off to accept these roles. The lead female seems to be able to act but she should try a better script.