Casa de los Babys
Casa de los Babys (2003)

John Sayles' Casa de los Babys tells the tale of a half-dozen American women who travel to Latin America in order to pick up their adopted children. They all stay at the same motel while they each wade through the bureaucracy. Sharing… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 19, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted and thought provoking, if not completely satisfying.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Each woman is a cardboard cutout, and the talented actresses here seem boxed in by their roles.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

If most of the characters seem underdeveloped, they are also convincing and interesting.

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Lisa Rosman
The Brooklyn Rail

This movie looks and feels like the dutiful labors of a good man who should have vacationed at this gorgeous mythical land rather than filmed a movie at the site.

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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic

A raw slice of life that goes beyond the obvious external issues.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Sayles, a rare screenwriter who consistently creates thoughtful roles for grown-up women, has outdone himself here.

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Cole Smithey

"Casa de los Baby's" is a frustrating and tedious experience to endure.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It is a story without a story, helpless and wandering, enjoyable for its parts but failing as a whole.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Dannielle Albert
I don't particularly care for loose-end-endings in which there are certain plotlines left with no resolutions. That is my only qualm with this gem... it… More
Sunil Jawahir
I thougt this movie was just weird.
Leo L
Excellent! Very intriguing. This movie was definitely worth sitting down and watching for.