Babylon A.D.

Theatrical Release: August 29, 2008
Babylon A.D.


A veteran-turned-mercenary (Vin Diesel) agrees to escort a woman from Russia to Germany, not realizing that she’s the host for an organism that a cult wants to harvest into a genetically-modified Messiah. Based on the novel by Maurice G. Dantec.

Dove Review

This movie is a bit difficult to follow in parts and a trip to the concession stand could totally end the viewer’s chance to comprehend it all the way through. The ending left not only me, but a few other people scratching their heads. It ends rather suddenly and in a bit of a confusing way. Oh well. It’s a mediocre action/science-fiction film, not great drama. And realism quickly flies out the window.

At any rate, strong language and a lot of violence prevent this picture from being awarded our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. We recommend another trip to see “The Clone Wars” or “Fly me to the Moon-3D”, two Dove “Family-Approved” films still showing at your local theater.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Brief kissing scene between couple.
Language: GD-1; S-10; F-1; A-1; H-5; J, Mary and Joseph-1; B-2
Violence: A lot of violence, several explosions and several people die; several people are shot and killed; boy seen trying on an artificial leg; a fight in a cage between two characters which gets bloody; another fight in the cage with similar results; a battle with explosions in the snow; a man is wounded in the snow and his bloody wound is plainly seen; a couple of exploding missiles; another character dons an artificial leg; more explosions and killings.
Drugs: Drinking of wine; smoking.
Nudity: Scantily-clad exotic dancers are briefly seen; shirtless man.
Other: A somewhat blasphemous plot involving a pregnant virgin and those who want her to start a new religion beginning with her child; betrayal.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Eric Besnard and Maurice G. Dantec
Producer: Alain Goldman
Genre: Action
Runtime: 90 min.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter