Babeldom
Babeldom (2012)

The city is already so vast and growing at such a speed that soon light itself will not escape its gravitational pull. How then can two lovers communicate, one from inside the city the other outside? This is an elegy to urban life, a… More

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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

As a philosophical statement it lacks freshness, and voiceover artist Mark Caven's overcooked delivery doesn't help. One for fans of the form, perhaps.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Perhaps it's a nightmarish vision of a world gone askance. Whatever it is, Babeldom is a visual treat.

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Scotsman

Ambitious, gorgeous, and often as impenetrable as an algebraic equation.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Paul Bush's debut feature-length film is a fascinating meditation on the cities of the future.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Mostly predictable pessimistic stuff, lacking anything humane (in the manner of say Julien Temple's recent film London: The Modern Babylon) or informed by Dickensian gusto.

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Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies

Invigorating, challenging and extremely provocative. And extremely articulate to boot!

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