Communication Breakdown

Storytelling gimmicks cant save vapid, globally-conscious puzzle-film

In the end, though, they're simply dots to be connected, as if global unrest were just a cosmic game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Deserve better they all.

BABEL WAS DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU; WRITTEN BY GUILLERMO ARRIAGA; AND PRODUCED BY STEVE GOLIN, JON KILIK AND IÑÁRRITU. AT EDWARDS SOUTH COAST VILLAGE, SANTA ANA.

Border crossers
Border crossers

Reader Cris Pettinato presents a counter-view to the preceding piece.

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