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Barb Wire Reviews

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March 20, 2013
A lemon of a comic book movie with an uninteresting heroine, bad acting, and a bland humorless premise...
February 7, 2011
...a consistently inept and astonishingly dull actioner...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 7, 2010
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 | Original Score: C
April 27, 2007
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
Its main source is a comic book, but it might as well be a computer.
April 27, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
April 27, 2007
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.
January 26, 2006
The film's haphazardly edited, lacks narrative clout, and rambles on to a ludicrously extended conclusion.
December 18, 2004
There isn't a scene that Anderson-Lee walks through that didn't grab my attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 11, 2004
The most inane and inept hootfest (or, for that matter, hooterfest) to hit the big screen since Showgirls.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
December 4, 2002
After a while [the] novelty wears off.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
September 10, 2002
Don't bother.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 6, 2001
The past two years have been Bad Movie manna for fans of deliriously cheesy sci-fi thrillers set in the near future.
February 14, 2001
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 | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2001
One of those outrageous, over-the-top comic book style movies, and as such, it's kinda fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Barb Wire isn't much when it comes to either deliberate or inadvertent humor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The element of high camp that makes for enjoyable 'good trash' isn't present. Bad movies like this often generate small cult followings, and that's about the size of audience the picture deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
There's as much sheer work in this film as in films 10 times as good -- which is both encouraging and depressing, I suppose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Director David Hogan keeps the action moving and loaded with fights, gun battles and other action-trashy thrills.
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