Barbie is a hit with critics! Early reviews call Margot Robbie’s highly anticipated film “stunning” and “one of the most entertaining movies of the year” ahead of the Oppenheimer showdown
Barbie hit a high mark with critics, who called the upcoming film “stunning” in early reviews.
Critics who saw the film have shared their thoughts on rotten tomatoesand one describes the highly anticipated Margot Robbie film as “one of the most entertaining movies of the year.”
The Barbie movie will hit theaters on July 21, with Margot, 33, leading the cast as the eponymous Barbie doll alongside her boyfriend Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, 42.
Critics also praised director Greta Gerwig, 39, for striking “a nice balance between silly and serious.”
“This is a truly original work: one of the smartest, funniest, sweetest, most insightful and just plain entertaining movies of the year,” gushed Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Critical Pleaser: Barbie hit a high mark with critics, who called the upcoming film “stunning” and “one of the most entertaining movies of the year” in early reviews.
Meanwhile, Coleman Spilde of The Daily Beast was blown away by the film.
“In Gerwig’s capable hands, even a movie about one of the most popular toys of all time exceeds all expectations. Barbie is his main masterpiece, a dazzling dream that will touch the souls of all who see it.’
“Barbie’s insanity, combined with Gerwig’s interest in skewering the patriarchy, makes for a baggy and tonally dissonant viewing experience at times. But for the most part, it strikes a nice balance between silly and serious,” wrote the Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday.
Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service called the film a “tart statement wrapped in visually sumptuous and sublimely silly cinematic confection.”
Others praised the film for being moving, including TheWrap’s Tomris Laffly.
‘A touching film beneath all the lingering fuchsia. One with heart and ambition, as well as abundant beauty, inside and out.
Many also praised the cast for their performances.
“What really makes this comedy click are the stellar performances, from the title role on down. This is the funniest cast I’ve seen in a long time,” wrote Peter Howell of the Toronto Star.
In addition to Robbie and Gosling, other cast members include Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Ariana Greenblatt, Ana Cruz Kayne, Alexandra Shipp, Ritu Arya, Sharon Rooney, Connor Swindells, Scott Evans, and Jamie Demetriou.