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  • “Babylon” is an epic drama set in Hollywood in the late 1920s.
  • The Oscar-nominated film stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Diego Calva.
  • “Babylon” is streaming on Paramount Plus, and is available for purchase from digital retailers.

Director Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” is now available to watch from the comfort of your living room. The Hollywood epic is included with a Paramount Plus streaming subscription, and you can also choose to buy it from retailers like Amazon.

Set in the late 1920s, “Babylon” focuses on several characters as they try to make it in Hollywood during the transition from silent movies to sound films. As the characters try to stay on top, the film explores the excess and evil that lurks behind all the glitz and glamor of the era.

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“Babylon” has an ensemble cast led by Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li. The film was written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle, whose previous credits include “First Man,” “La La Land,” and “Whiplash.”

How to watch ‘Babylon’

“Babylon” is now available to watch with a Paramount Plus subscription. You can also buy the movie through streaming retailers like Amazon, Vudu, and Apple TV.

Paramount Plus is the cheapest option to stream “Babylon.” The service costs $5 a month with ads or $10 a month without ads. Both plans offer access to the platform’s entire library of movies and shows.

If you’d rather pay a one-time viewing fee for “Babylon” than subscribe to Paramount Plus, you can buy a digital motion copy for $20. Once you buy the movie, you can stream it whenever you want. A cheaper rental option is expected to launch on March 7.

Is ‘Babylon’ based on a true story?

“Babylon” is not directly based on a true story, but the movie was inspired by writer and director Damien Chazelle’s research into the real history of Hollywood in the 1920s.

How long was ‘Babylon’?

“Babylon” lives up to its description as a Hollywood epic with a runtime of over three hours. The film clocks in at 189 minutes.

Is ‘Babylon’ worth watching?

Margot Robbie as Nellie LaRoy and Diego Calva as Manny Torres in "Babylon."

Margot Robbie as Nellie LaRoy and Diego Calva as Manny Torres in “Babylon.”

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“Babylon” was met with polarizing reviews. As of February 21, the movie has a “56%” on Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics praised the movie for its performances and stunning visuals, while others found its over-the-top story too chaotic and chaotic.

In his full review, Insider Entertainment Reporter Eammon Jacobs applauded the film’s impressive style, but said “it begins to buckle under the weight of its own ambition.”

Despite the mixed reception, “Babylon” earned several awards and nominations. It’s up for three Oscars at the 2023 Academy Awards, including best production design, best costume design, and best score.

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