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  • Summary: It is the not-too-distant future, a hardened mercenary known only as Toorop lives by a simple survivor's code: kill...or be killed. His latest assignment has him smuggling a young woman named Aurora from a convent in Kazakhstan to New York City. Toorop, his new young charge Aurora and Aurora's guardian Sister Rebeka embark on a 6,000 mile journey. Facing obstacles at every turn, Toorop, the killer for hire, is tested like never before, in ways he could never have imagined - as he comes to understand that he is the custodian of the only hope for the future of mankind. For the first time in his life, Toorop has to make a choice: to make a difference or walk away and save himself. Too bad it came on the day he died. (20th Century Fox)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    63
    Rich with atmosphere but too similar to films ranging from "Children of Men" to "Doomsday" to carve out its own distinctive niche.
  2. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    50
    If nothing else, it's nice to see an action movie that takes Europe, not America, as its grounding point.
  3. Reviewed by: James Dyer
    40
    Brawny but brainless techno-twaddle.
  4. 33
    As long it sticks to that chase, Babylon A.D. remains a sub-passable lead-footed action film with neat scenery.
  5. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    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.
  6. 30
    It's not a great action dust-up by any means.
  7. A towering heap of nihilistic nonsense that plays like a cornball "Children of God."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 42
  2. Negative: 18 out of 42
  1. IgnacioT.
    Oct 5, 2008
    8
    Its an intristing movie, but they cut a lot of scenes so thats because people doesnt like it
  2. JaredC.
    Aug 25, 2008
    6
    At first glance, it didn't look too bad. But at the special screening, the movie was expected, or so, not that bad. It's just, if they replaced Vin Diesel with some other actor, then Babylon A.D. would be a little better. I didn't worship it, I thought it was okay, yet it did have a cool setting and some intense scenes, but it's definitely not one to worship. XXX fans will love it though. Expand
  3. JohnD.
    Sep 9, 2008
    4
    This lackluster movie fell far short of its attempt to create an action packed futuristic film. Vin Diesel
  4. EssiS
    Mar 18, 2009
    2
    Well it wasn´t good... I thought it started out some what interestingly, but it quickly turned into boring and pointless.
  5. EnzoP.
    Jul 16, 2009
    1
    Babylon A.D. is one of the worst action films I have ever seen. Once I start to get interested again something stupid happens that ruins my charming moment. It's a good idea it is just made very badly. Mathieu Kassovitz has made the worst action/thriller of 2008. Expand
  6. johnl
    Jan 14, 2009
    0
    this is one of the worst movies ive ever seen, it was so stupid that it was just laughable and towards the middle i was tempted to watch it in fast forward, it honestly wouldn't have made any difference bec the dialogue is crap anyway Expand

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