Early Critic and Fan Reviews of the ‘Barbie’ Film: What Do They Say?

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The highly anticipated live-action ‘Barbie’ movie is finally here, and early reviews are in. The film, which stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, has been praised by critics for its take on the iconic doll franchise. However, fan reviews have been somewhat divided. Here’s what people are saying about the new film ‘Barbie.’

Who is the cast of the new ‘Barbie’ movie?

The cast of the new Barbie movie is star-studded. In addition to Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles, the film also features Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Dua Lipa, and even John Cena.

Ferrell plays the CEO of Mattel, the toy company that created Barbie. Liu plays a Ken doll who is competing with Gosling’s Ken for Barbie’s affection. Ferrera plays Barbie’s best friend, and McKinnon plays a wacky Barbie doll who lives in Barbieland. Rae plays a different version of Barbie who is president of the United States. Cera plays Ken’s best friend Allan, Dua Lipa plays the Mermaid Barbies, and John Cena plays a merman Ken.

Critic reviews from Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes

On Metacritic, the film has a critic rating of 80 out of 100, based on 64 early reviews. One particularly glowing review said the film is “infectiously delightful, even if you’re someone who might typically steer clear of chipper, pink-hued flicks” and that director Greta Gerwig “struck a balance between unhinged whimsy, deep humanity and comedic bliss. It’s funny, it will make you cry and it feels almost like a rebellion.”

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 90% critic approval rating based on 326 reviews. The site’s critic consensus reads, “Barbie is a visually dazzling comedy whose meta humor is smartly complemented by subversive storytelling.”

Fan reviews from Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes

While critics seem to be almost unanimously fans of the movie, casual viewers have been somewhat divided in their reviews of the film. On Metacritic, user reviews are currently mixed, with an average score of 5.5 out of 10 from the film’s 849 reviewers.

On Rotten Tomatoes, user reviews for ‘Barbie’ are far more positive, and it has been given an average score of 90 out of 100 from over 2,500 verified reviewers.

How did fans of the animated ‘Barbie’ movies like the new live-action one?

Fans of the animated Barbie movies have been particularly vocal in their reviews of the new live-action film. Some fans have expressed their disappointment that the film is not more like the animated movies, while others have praised the film for its more mature and subversive tone. Either way, it’s definitely worth seeing, especially for fans of the animated films.

Where can you watch the new ‘Barbie’ movie?

The new Barbie movie is now playing in theaters, and will most likely stay there for a while. The film will debut on the new Max streaming service when it is eventually released for streaming and purchase.