Casa de los Babys
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

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"Each woman is a cardboard cutout, and the talented actresses here seem boxed in by their roles."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"If most of the characters seem underdeveloped, they are also convincing and interesting."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
""Casa de los Baby's" is a frustrating and tedious experience to endure."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Os poucos momentos de maior inspiração não são suficientes para fazer jus à carreira de Sayles, às belas atuações de seu elenco e tampouco ao importante tema de seu filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Sayles' love of and respect for the culture, and his willingness-or eagerness-to leave the viewer with more questions than answers makes Casa de los Babys superlative."
‑ Sarah Chauncey,
"A raw slice of life that goes beyond the obvious external issues."
‑ Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic
"Sayles, a rare screenwriter who consistently creates thoughtful roles for grown-up women, has outdone himself here."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Didactic rather than dramatic, and schematic rather than realistic, Sayles' femme-driven yarn, set in an anonymous place, lags behind the zeitgeist with little to say about the issue of adoption or First vs. Third World countries."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sayles lets the befuddlements and ordinary complications of life take its course like a winding, sunlit stream."
‑ Jordan Hiller,
"The story trails off in so many directions that it's hard to follow. After a while, I just found myself losing interest."
‑ Jeff Otto, IGN Movies
"It is a story without a story, helpless and wandering, enjoyable for its parts but failing as a whole."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Suggests a filmmaker whose vision has become reductive, motivated not by all-embracing interest but by an ultimately self-protective intent not to surrender to blind emotion in any form."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"a political pamphlet not very different from others that come from left-leaning Hollywood these days"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"John Sayles' most recent film, 2003's Casa de los Babys, exemplifies his approach to the intersection of the political and the personal."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Casa de los Babys isn't a perfect film. It ultimately seems brief and leaves too much of the women's (and children's) fates to our imagination..."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
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