One of the best films of the year in cinematographic terms, probably the best comedy that we have seen in a long time, and an extraordinarily entertaining product that promotes the value of searching for a more cohesive society
In a world where blockbuster films are surrounded by digital landscapes, Barbie’s devotion to practical production is outstanding.
Barbie is a dazzling new instant classic and unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s the perfect summer movie and one of the funniest of the year.
The film’s boldness and, frankly, weirdness, allows Barbie to become a successful sum of its parts. It’s a film that clearly has something to say and doesn’t want audiences to get caught up in the fact that it’s a doll at the centre of it.
When I became a father I searched for movies that would show my daughter positive role models, and it was tough going. Barbie makes up for lost time and should warm the hearts of parents and daughters alike.
Barbie isn’t as streamlined as my favourite girl comedies, but it’s more thematically ambitious than many of them too. And I’ll take flawed ambition over plastic perfection any day of the week.