(2008)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 15 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Rich with atmosphere but too similar to films ranging from "Children of Men" to "Doomsday" to carve out its own distinctive niche.
40
Variety
A noisier, costlier version of "Children of Men," yet lacking that film's social-political significance and jaw-dropping direction.
40
Brawny but brainless techno-twaddle.
38
The lackluster acting and horrendous dialogue don't help.
33
When martial arts star Michelle Yeoh shows up as a pious, butt-kicking nun, you have to wonder if Kassovitz isn't accidentally cribbing from Mel Brooks, too.
33
The A.V. Club
As long it sticks to that chase, Babylon A.D. remains a sub-passable lead-footed action film with neat scenery.
25
Boston Globe
When this Vin Diesel vehicle isn't pointlessly frenzied, it's narratively inert, wasting some decent production design, and a French-flavored cast primed for fun.
20
The plot makes absolutely no sense.
20
Our judgments, in any case, may be superfluous, since the director, Mathieu Kassovitz, has already publicly described it as "pure violence and stupidity."
10
The Hollywood Reporter
A towering heap of nihilistic nonsense that plays like a cornball "Children of God."

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