The Tower of Babel is the bible story where God confuses the language of the people on earth. The uniting element of this film is seeing people from a range of different languages and cultures fail to communicate with each other.
A somewhat depressing, but clever film that interweaves a series of plots and characters through a single tragic action. It feels like a little bit of a sell-out, in that the American characters are played by name-brand actors, and seem to have a happier time of it than all the others.
If you’re not a fan of complex plot, character driven films with dialogue in a range of languages (including sign language), and / or you’re averse to adult content in your films, steer clear. If this still sounds like your kind of film, you’ll most likely enjoy it. There’s certainly enough suspense and character drama to make an interesting film.