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      Babylon A.D.

      PG-13 Released Aug 29, 2008 1h 30m Sci-Fi Action Adventure Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Babylon A.D.: Trailer 1 List Babylon A.D.: Trailer 1 Babylon A.D.: Trailer 1 1:51 View more videos
      7% Tomatometer 105 Reviews 26% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a battle-hardened mercenary, Toorop (Vin Diesel), lives by his own code and the credo kill or be killed. His latest assignment is to escort a young woman named Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) and her guardian, Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), from Kazakhstan to New York. Facing danger at each turn, Toorop begins to realize that Aurora represents the last hope for mankind's survival. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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

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      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. Rated: 1/5 Jul 29, 2014 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle I call it (sneeringly, natch) the 'New Nihilism,' but, to be fair, it's really just the old, Franco-Prussian existential angst hole ratcheted up and dumbed down for our not so brave new world. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald Strap yourself in for some pure violence and stupidity. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 10, 2008 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...as futuristic visions go, Babylon A.D. actually gets a lot right... Rated: 3/5 Sep 11, 2021 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal Defenders contest that Matthieu Kassovitz's director's cut is preferable. It certainly couldn't have a more incomprehensible ending. Silver lining? Vin Diesel remembered that movie where a sub cracks the ice and did it better a decade later. Rated: 1.5/5 Apr 13, 2020 Full Review Mattie Lucas The Dispatch (Lexington, NC) There are some high ideas to be found buried beneath all the rubble, but they're so obscured by the banal, hyperactive action scenes that they don't really register. Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael S For its first hour, this is your average post-apocalyptic sci-fi film. Loner escorting a young girl with a secret. Things go waaaaaaaaay off the rails in the last 30 minutes. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/03/24 Full Review Test T I watched this on DVD recently. The artwork on the cover was appealing, and works well to get the DVD into your living room. However, Vin's Toorop character is a man of few words, and he occupies a world which looks artificial, dull, dark and cold. To make matters worse, the soundtrack had an abrasive style which annoyed me. It takes it's self very seriously but the story lacks narrative and is difficult to follow. I figured out that Toorop was taking a girl and her chaperone to New York and some kind of new religion is involved, but beyond that I was very unclear. Once the plot reaches the US the visuals and soundtrack improve immensely and you begin to wish you understood the story properly. There are some very exciting action scenes, involving portable surface to surface head seeking missiles which I had not seen before, and some of the scenes reminded me of the action in Tron. As a standalone technical exercise these scenes are excellent. I'm going to watch it again soon to see if I can get to grips with the story. For now though, it's a dogs breakfast of a movie which is difficult to understand or recommend. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Gaming U I wouldn't watch this ever again Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Dinos K Another vanity project from Vin Diesel Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Derek S I haven't watched this movie in a while, but have seen it multiple times. If you're looking for a film with an elaborate story, and deeper meaning, you're wasting your time. If you simply enjoy a good action movie, this is a must see. The cinematography is beautiful. The acting, and FX are solid. And the story, while not overly compelling, is good, and easy to follow. I honestly have no clue why this film has been given such a bad score, and it honestly makes me sad. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/11/23 Full Review Trevor G The housing market wasn't the only thing that crashed in 2008 - wait, did Babylon A.D. MAKE the subprime mortgages collapse?! This movie came out August 08 and shortly after, on Sept. 14, 2008 Lehman Brothers, announced the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history at that time. It's that bad of a movie, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a connection here. Stranger things have happened. I wanted to like Babylon A.D. partly because I'm a fan of sci-fi and cyberpunk and party because Vin Diesel is one of my favorite actors. Yet....the pacing was off, plotlines were started and never finished, 0 background on any of the characters' backstory in more than a shallow distracted way. Lots of things were not explained but not done in a way that is clever & interesting like a mystery novel is. Felt like incompetent writing from screenwriter Éric Besnard. Perhaps a few half finished ideas on a chalkboard were haphazardly connected together. You never learn who the Noelites are, or get an explanation behind who or what Aurora is exactly other than a single line delivered near the end of the movie that still doesn't really explain her - very 1 dimensional. The rare moments you saw something remotely futuristic it was like, a hologram in the sky for 0.2 seconds. Pretty crappy special effects and the sci-fi elements were barely explored in detail, but more as some sort of 3rd wheel at the party you didn't mean to invite but felt obligated to out of a sense of guilt. That sums up the producer's dedication to any neat special effect you may glimpse in the periphery of your eye. Alain Goldman should have gone back to producing films like his other movies such as "The Blonde with Bare Breasts" or "Bimboland" - yet another aimless intrigue. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 09/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a battle-hardened mercenary, Toorop (Vin Diesel), lives by his own code and the credo kill or be killed. His latest assignment is to escort a young woman named Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) and her guardian, Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), from Kazakhstan to New York. Facing danger at each turn, Toorop begins to realize that Aurora represents the last hope for mankind's survival.
      Director
      Mathieu Kassovitz
      Producer
      Alain Goldman
      Screenwriter
      Mathieu Kassovitz, Éric Besnard
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Canal+, M6 Films Production, StudioCanal
      Rating
      PG-13 (Intense Sequences of Violence|Intense Sequences of Action|Language|Some Sexuality)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 29, 2008, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $22.5M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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