Barbie Debuts on Rotten Tomatoes with Impressive 90% Score


The much-anticipated Barbie live-action film, directed by the talented Greta Gerwig and starring the brilliant duo Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, has made its debut on Rotten Tomatoes, impressively earning an 90 per cent score from critics. With 125 critic reviews already posted(at the time of writing), it’s evident that Barbie is a film that demands attention and applause.

Christy Lemire from hailed the movie as a “dazzling achievement” and a “visual feast.” Chandler Levack from Globe and Mail called it a “master’s thesis on feminism” intertwined with an “Austin Powers-esque romp.” Jane Crowther from Total Film commended Barbie for thinking “right outside of the box,” and Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times dubbed it “one of the smartest, funniest, sweetest, most insightful, and just plain flat-out entertaining movies of the year.”

Alice Saville from Time Out praised the film for being “wonderfully fun to watch” and skillfully celebrating and satirizing the Barbie brand, feminism, and girliness. Peter Debruge from Variety acknowledged Gerwig’s accomplishment in creating a family film that carries meaningful messages hidden within Barbie’s iconic figure.

Adam Graham from Detroit News applauded Barbie as a film perfectly suited for this generation and beyond, highlighting its timeless and enduring qualities that mirror the cherished doll at its heart.

However, despite the majority of glowing reviews and a commendable score of 88 per cent, there were a few critics who felt differently.

Alison Willmore from Vulture observed a sense of defensiveness within Barbie, as if it were preemptively addressing potential critiques, resulting in an emotionally detached experience despite the film’s efforts at humor.

Stephanie Zacharek from Time Magazine opined that Barbie’s positive elements were overshadowed by its earnest attempt at being arch and clever, leading to an overwhelming sensation of forced playfulness throughout the movie.

Nonetheless, the overwhelmingly positive reception of Barbie among critics indicates that this film is not just a spectacle for the eyes but also a thought-provoking and enjoyable cinematic experience. With Gerwig’s visionary direction, Robbie and Gosling’s captivating performances, and the film’s clever exploration of feminism and girl power, Barbie promises to be a cinematic gem that resonates with audiences of all ages. Its blend of playful satire and heartfelt messages makes it a timeless addition to the family film genre, and viewers are likely to treasure and cherish this rendition of Barbie for generations to come.

So, without a doubt, it’s time to head to your nearest cinema and experience the magic of Barbie for yourself.


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