• Barb Wire
    1 minutes 15 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Opening

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14% And So It Goes Jul 25
—— The Fluffy Movie Jul 25
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Coming Soon

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New Episodes Tonight

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Barb Wire Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A lemon of a comic book movie with an uninteresting heroine, bad acting, and a bland humorless premise...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

March 20, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a consistently inept and astonishingly dull actioner...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 0/4

February 7, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The irony of this style, with its high-swank grunge clutter, is that it's too dissociated to have coherence even as pop; we're always aware that we're watching sets being photographed.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

July 7, 2010
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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The movie carries its cyberpunk variation right through to the end, and usually with enough wit and craziness to freshen the mix. Then, there is Pamela, whose tight, disciplined performance deserves more respect than it will almost certainly get.

April 27, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Its main source is a comic book, but it might as well be a computer.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 27, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

We used to complain about Hollywood travesties of great books; now we're reduced to kvetching about movies that cheapen the comic strips on which they're based.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 27, 2007

Variety
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his cartoonlike starring vehicle for Pamela Anderson Lee offers enough choreographed fight sequences, heavy artillery and fleeting glimpses of the star's august body parts to satisfy the raging hormones of its target young male audience.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 27, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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The film's haphazardly edited, lacks narrative clout, and rambles on to a ludicrously extended conclusion.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

There isn't a scene that Anderson-Lee walks through that didn't grab my attention.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 18, 2004
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The most inane and inept hootfest (or, for that matter, hooterfest) to hit the big screen since Showgirls.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 0/4

January 11, 2004
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

After a while [the] novelty wears off.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

December 4, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Don't bother.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 10, 2002
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

The focus remains on Lee throughout, and (except for one flashback scene, in which we see the young, compassionate woman she once was) she pretty much delivers.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 5, 2002
Edward Margulies
Movieline

The past two years have been Bad Movie manna for fans of deliriously cheesy sci-fi thrillers set in the near future.

Full Review Source: Movieline

November 6, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Made with a wafer-thin stylishness that thinks dressing the Congressionals like storm troopers is creative, Barb Wire plods along, following one pro forma scene with the next.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

February 14, 2001
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

One of those outrageous, over-the-top comic book style movies, and as such, it's kinda fun.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2001
Allan Ulrich
San Francisco Examiner

The hypocrisy level is annoying.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

It is, after all, a comic book come to life (it's based on the Dark Horse comic series) and doesn't pretend to be about anything more than that.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Buxom babes, big explosions, and black leather. Hey, pal, what more do you want?

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Barb Wire isn't much when it comes to either deliberate or inadvertent humor.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
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