London: The Modern Babylon
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"T.S. Eliot and William Blake have their say, and a pigeon-capturing lady on the streets gets more screen time than Lady Diana. But this is no crazy quilt."
‑ Daphne Howland, Village Voice
"A movie to cherish."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"This isn't the cinema's last word on London, but it will silence competitors for a few years to come."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Temple's fragmented approach bespeaks the very nature of the place he's celebrating. For it seems that only through these wide variety of elements, these individual building blocks making a whole, that we can really get a sense of this remarkable city."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"A dizzying collage of all the changes in London's social and architectural fabric since light was first trained through celluloid."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Ultimately there's not enough invention or verve to set this apart from a competent TV documentary."
‑ Adam Lee Davies, Little White Lies
"A distinct sort of time travelogue of the city's rougher patches ... the kind of doc that scores the suffragette movement to "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" by X-Ray Spex."
‑ Christopher Campbell,
"A very heady experience."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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