A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, tracing the rise and fall of multiple characters in an era of unbridled decadence and depravity during Hollywood's transition from silent films and to sound films in the late 1920s.

  • Released: 2022-12-23
  • Runtime: 188 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Stars: Diego Calva, Cici Lau, James Wellington, Trisha Simmons, Armando Cosio, Taylor Nichols, Todd Giebenhain, Bregje Heinen, Li Jun Li, Kaia Gerber, Frederick Koehler, Vanessa Bednar, Douglas Fruchey, Aurielle Simmons, Margot Robbie, Jimmy Ortega, Circus-Szalewski, Samara Weaving, Katia Gomez, Hayley Huntley
  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • danjrizzuto - 13 January 2023
    All kinds of yes!!!
    Maybe because I'm in the industry I interpreted this film like I did. I is amazing!!!! The writing, the acting, the set design, the wardrobe, the EDITING!! Everything was on point! H the is is what filmmaking is suppose to be!!! Best film I've seen in years and years! I recommend it to anyone who is a true cinema lover. The acting was my favourite part along with the editing. The performers were majestic and giving their all. I hope this film wins an Oscar. It's long but worth it. It was a refreshing watch with all the garbage that's out there nowadays. You won't regret it! If you do blame me lol.
  • dbegley-748-626325 - 9 January 2023
    At least the music was good.
    But how did this movie get made? Horrible script and three hours long.

    Infamously this movie features poop, urine and vomit. That's what Hollywood is serving up to America these days and the box office reflects the poor quality of today's content.

    Prior to my showing, there was a trailer for some Ant-man movie. In the trailer, Michael Douglas shows up twice looking astonished. Michael Douglas! Definitely not Fatal Attraction or The Perfect Murder. The MCU is today's content and it is excrement.

    Babylon documents the end of the silent movie era and the dislocation for the industry. Same thing will happen when the last superhero movie is released. Who watches those movies other than 10 year old boys and the Chinese? So, so juvenile and tiresome.

    Jack Clifford's story arc was entirely predictable. And what was the point of the trumpet player's story? Margot Robbie was good, but we don't really care about her. And the Jersey Girl tirade was really pointless.

    The movie within the movie was Singing in the Rain. That movie is still popular and has made plenty of money. Maybe Hollywood should take a hint.

    Most of the time Manny just stared. Sometimes his Spanish was translated into English with subtitles and other times not? What's up with that?

    The screenwriter showed off his knowledge of the early days of Hollywood, but not that interesting. He's a talented guy, but this movie is really terrible.