By Indiewire | Indiewire October 25, 2006 at 8:40AM
If a picture truly is worth a thousand words, then movie audiences should easily be able to grasp the challenging story in "Babel" even though it is told in Arabic, English, Spanish, Japanese and even sign language. "Babel," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, debuts in U.S. theaters on Friday with a global tale of how languages and cultural traditions divide people more than distance or personal ideologies. It expands nationwide in coming weeks. Bob Tourtellotte reports.