Babel takes four interconnected stories and weaves them into a two hour and thirty minute mosaic, the overarching theme of which seems to be that human stupidity knows no geographic boundary. From Japan to Morocco to Mexico, us humans are idiots in our own culturally-influenced idiosyncratic ways.

I’m as big on the “there is more that unites us than divides us” thing, but does it have to be low IQ that brings us together? Can’t it be something like a love of rock music?

Anyway, Babel is rated-R for the results of gun violence (a bloody mess) and graphic Japanese nudity (nifty, but fairly disturbing given the psychological state of the flasher).

Not poorly made or acted, but there are better ways to spend your time.