Babylon A.D.
Babylon A.D. (2008)

It is the not-too-distant future. Thousands of satellites scan, observe and monitor our every move. Much of the planet is a war zone; the rest, a collection of wretched way stations, teeming megalopolises, and vast wastelands punctuated by… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A poorly constructed, derivative sci-fi stinker with a weak script and poor action sequences.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The movie has a nice look -- gray, rusted metal exposed to Siberian and Bering Strait snow. What it lacks is coherence and a compelling reason for us to take this often-abrupt journey with Aurora, Toorop and Sister Rebeka.

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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

With his face like a squashed doughnut, and physique like the tyres of a huge truck, Diesel just doesn't inhabit the same planet as Rampling or even Kassovitz himself.

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Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Babylon A.D. is a plodding incoherent fiasco, though an oddly compelling one.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Skip it aggressively.

James Berardinelli

This is a case of a potentially epic tale being pruned and diced to the point where its underlying ideas are reduced to trite clichés.

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

Despite all its noise and bluster, this big-budget blockbuster is actually a rather slight dystopian sci-fi thriller.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I unfortunately had a seat that faced the screen and I have two hours of my life that I will never get back.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Even if it never finds an audience outside L.A., someone ought to write a book called When Dull Films Happen To Clever Production Designers.

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Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight

Ultimately, Babylon A.D. is more of an advertisement for an extended and fixed cut, than an outright failure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Echoes of 'Johnny Mnemonic' went through my brain as I watched this, not that its as bad as that but its abit to close for comfort. I still dont… More
Stuart Brooks
How to ruin a good sci-fi idea.
Dean King
A real mess of a film that doesn't make a lot of sense. So much is left unexplained, so many plot holes....for most of the film you have no idea what it is… More
Richard C
boring throught most of the movie but there are some exciting scenes. C
Conner Rainwater
Vin Diesel not only dishes out maximum hulkage, he does so in the name of saving the world. He alone carries the burden of protecting the fragile and going up… More
xGary Xx
A mercenary in a distopian near future is employed to deliver a mysterious young woman to New York. Babylon AD plays out as a kind of Children Of Men meets Mad… More