Babies (2010)

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. The film simultaneously follows four babies around the world -- from birth… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 7, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Babies is a joyous celebration of humankind that's loaded with adorable images, but it lacks insight and depth.

David Denby
New Yorker

The movie is pleasing -- who doesn't love gurgling babies? -- but as anodyne as a series of episodes from America's Funniest Home Videos.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Blessed with no narration, an absence of gimmickry and an embracing love for its subject matter, Babies is as sweet, joyful and filled with curiosity as a you-know-what.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

See if you can stop smiling as you exit the theater. There is so much more to Babies than cuteness, but that charm goes a long way.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Presents itself as an ethnographic meditation on the first year of life but is better approached as an "oooooh" and "awww" fest...

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Babies begins to gain telling traction as the small triumphs start to come faster toward the sixth-month mark. Things begin to look up once the infants begin to, well, look up.

Jeff Beck

Hopefully next time Balmes makes a documentary, he'll have more of a purpose in mind, because without it, he's simply not giving his audience any reason to care.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Really, it's a nature documentary, except that the topic is human nature and the subjects are the only humans on the planet whose behaviour is unaffected by the camera.

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Manuel Mendoza
Dallas Morning News

Watch a baby for a while and chances are you'll be entertained. Multiply that times four and you have BabiesM/em>, a documentary as funny, charming and un-self-conscious as its subjects.

Michael Dequina

If not falling head over heels for a film that is literally just 80 minutes of cute babies makes me a grump, so be it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An experience akin to staring at an aquarium for 80 minutes and observing the fishes in their habitat - which can be something interesting in the case of babies… More
Everett Johnson
When a sequel comes out I like to go back and watch the previous movies to refresh my memory so I don't miss anything. Well, in June we're having our… More
Michael Edwards
Jennifer Xu
How could you not love BABIES???? Nothing at all happens in this film but oh my god this is possibly the most adorable movie in the whole world. My favorite… More
Manu Gino
Everybody loves... Good documentary! The film, stands on its own as a joyous celebration of the first year of life for four youngsters in different parts of… More
Jason Spencer
While this is one of the most visually stunning documentary films I have seen it's a little short when it comes to keeping my attention. With no narration… More