The movie was a lot of fun and quite funny. There was an unexpected element of emotional complexity. Liked it enough to see it twice. Good summer fun!
Quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.
It was boring and I did not like the fact that they tried to say Barbie was not dating Ken when she was and they made her leave the fake dreamland to go in the real world. Also it was terrible to me
This movie is anything but cute or worth watching, but if you like pink, and don’t care about the plot. This movie is for you.
It's everything a 2023 event movie should be!
Lots to take away, best part is that an all girl Barbieland and an all boy Kenland while disrespecting and debasing the opposite sex does not work. The answer is somewhere in the middle. The images that Ruth transmits to Barbie when she does a Pinnochio and wants to become a real woman are images of motherhood…something nonexistent for the most part in Barbieland. I took my 7 year old daughter to see it and we have had some great discussions. Thumbs up all the way
Women will understand this movie, men might get it, or they might not. The guys beside me were laughing too! That’s ok, this is about the female experience and it should be celebrated as we make up half the world’s population. The opening scene is an homage to Space Odyssey 2001, so that might have gone over some people’s heads. Barbie is amazing, just like she was when I played with her when I was a girl, because it was my story to make up as I saw fit. Maybe G.I. Joe is your thing, that’s cool but my Barbie rocked! And this is about Barbie.
Great plot! What? Actually it ended up having a good plot. Barbie and all the actors and actresses were nice to look at. The writing was very good. Funny. Enjoyable. Lots of pink everything. See it!
My 13 year old didn't even like it. Waste of time and money.
As an adult loved the movie BUT had my grandchildren definitely not for children. Should be rated PG 14
Worst movie I've seen, with the possible exception of Asteroid City. Don't waste your money.
The movie is not for children. Is full of messages. …. You don’t have to be a mother, get rid of this bother. Children soaks. Barbie is in control, a woman of power. And many other messages. There is a part that it gets boring.
Loved the movie. Loved the actors. Definitely a surprise because I thought it would be all fluff.
Entertaining but very silly. Not what I expected.
that a movie about a doll acquiring self awareness could bring about a self reckoning of women all over the world. The acting was spot on & Barbieland, although overstimulating, was pretty much as I would have imagined when I held my first Barbie (over 50 years ago). I easily could have missed this one. So very grateful that I didn’t!
Hateful, dystopian nightmare which is not acknowledged to be a dystopian nightmare. Propaganda in its competent, more sinister form than the usual too-on-the-nose, and therefore failing type.
Don't waste your time and money. If you're into cringeworthy speeches, lame strategies and general over-acting, then you will enjoy this film. I left the theatre feeling like i lost my IQ after watching this trash.
Hoping to have a light hearted, nostalgic night - nope! What a mistake. Messages in this movie couldn't be worse. Not for kids. Only for unhappy, unhinged, super feminists who's idea of a good life consists of either the domination, or the total erasure of men. Really? This is empowerment and inspiration? Barf.
It would seem many of the bad reviews are from people who didn’t even watch it. If you think it’s mean spirited or “man hating” then you totally missed the point of the movie or didn’t even see it. It was funny, yet somewhat even a little sad at times. It had a great message about equality. The sexual innuendo was mild and would go over the heads of most children, but it wasn’t made for kids anyway.
Funny, nostalgic, with a great message! Loved it and want to see it again
From the opening scene of the movie (2001 spoof), I found the film silly, entertaining, and quite funny. Is it perfect, no, but it's visually stunning, and the actors really went for it. Don't overanalyze this, it's a great popcorn film. I feel sorry for those that just can't enjoy something for what it is but needs to find a secret agenda.
Our three granddaughters loved it! I enjoyed watching it very much and laughed out loud!
Barbie is the greatest!
I loved everything about this movie. It is fun, excellent and unexpected story line -excellent cultural critique about the expectations that we have and promote in our culture about gender and how women and men live their lives. Great directing - come see it1 You won't regret it and be prepared to have fun!
If you hate men, this is the movie for you. I was shocked at how mean spirited it was. I thought this was supposed to be a comedy but I didn't hear a lot of laughter at the theatre I was at from anybody.
Don't make the mistake of taking your kids. Don't waste your money. The movie is nothing like the trailers make it out to be.
I'm amazed Hollywood made this. Well written and acted and beautiful cinematography. Future classic IMO. I'm sure there are people who will hate it purely over culture war silliness, but those aren't people you want to go have a drink with after the film anyway. Highly recommended.
Defiantly a top fav moive. Hilarious and charming. I cried multiple times
Smart and funny, with fantastic set design. Not sure why people are surprised that it's not for kids - PG-13 means exactly that. Nor is it "woke propaganda" either. If you feel personally offended by a Barbie movie, chances are you were trying to be.
So much more than I expected! It was visually stunning, well acted, and so much more poignant than I expected. If you are planning to take a child, I would reconsider and invest in the dozens of other animated Barbie films out there. A lot will just go over their heads. Its made for all the adults who grew up with Barbie with adult themes and messages, perfect nostalgia!
so freaking funny! just a fun silly movie with great writing and a good story
It’s a dumb boring movie, not for kids.
This movie is utter crap, don’t waste the money.
Loved this movie! What fun !! I had a smile on my face through it all! Maybe not meant for the very young, with all the conversation about life as we know it!! But my older friends and I really enjoyed it all !! Good casting of all the Barbie's and Kens!!
This movie is the worst I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t even deserve the one star.
Loved the cast and how unexpected the film was.
This movie has nothing to do with entertainment, for neither kids nor adults, and is a poorly disguised “lesson in life” by far left knucklehead activist claiming to be film producers. Don’t waste your and time on this goofy movie.
I thought it was mediocre. I think my daughter like it more but I don't think that she liked it much either. I find it sad that people who haven't even seen the movie are coming here to spit political venom and to 'other' their fellow man as inhuman simply because they have different political beliefs. See review below and don't be that loser, because that is massively pathetic.
It was alright the movie was hyped up way to much. I would compare it to the minion movie with the hype around it
I went in pretty blind on the plot, and not really a Barbie toy person, but was really pleasantly surprised with where Gerwig takes the movie. Endlessly fun, it’s Not your generic toy movie at all. Some really smart ideas about the duality of Barbie and the themes of Feminism and commercialism expressed were really well done, it’s had me thinking a lot about it since which I really wasn’t expecting. Margot and Gosling are phenomenal. Would 10/10 recommend