by Greta Gerwig Barbie doll scored an impressive 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film premiered on the review aggregator website on Wednesday (July 19) and stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken.
Other cast members of the much-awaited film include Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey, Simu Liu and Michael Cera.
To date, 96 reviews have been added to the Rotten Tomatoes website, with most critics agreeing that Barbie doll is a must see.
Kimberley Jones from The Austin Chronicles wrote that the film was “electric”.
“There is a visual humour to the film, which strikes a ping pong between ‘make news’ and ‘real life’, two-dimensional and three-dimensional. For fear that it all sounded too hifalutin, there were a few lines that got me honking amused. she writes.
Peter Howell from Toronto Star credited the cast for their “outstanding” performances.
Howell wrote in his review: “What really makes this comedy stand out are the stellar performances, from the lead role down. “This is the funniest cast I’ve seen in a while.”
Rolling stone David Fear writes: “A big movie can still have big ideas in 2023. Even a Barbie movie. Especially a Barbie movie.”
Many critics also praised Gerwig’s filmmaking skills.
The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis wrote that the Mattel brand appears heavily in the film, but “Gerwig, whose directing ability is so fluid that it seems she was born to make films, is announcing that she is in control”.
“Gerwig did the kind of family movie she definitely wanted to see as a girl, sneaking a message (actually several messages) inside Barbie’s hollow hourglass figure,” said Gerwig. breed of Peter Debruge. “What an admirable achievement.”
In her five out of five star review for independenceClarisse Loughrey hailed the film as “one of the most innovative, perfectly staged, and most surprising mainstream films in recent memory – a testament to what can be achieved even in the innermost depths of capitalism”.
Barbie doll in theaters on July 21. Theo of independence Live blog about the movie here.