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Barbarella Reviews

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September 10, 2012 a lot of truly terrible things from the '60s, Barbarella has acquired the patina of the cult classic, which means that as the cultural context has changed we are able to enjoy it for reasons other than those intended by the filmmakers
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
December 27, 2013
A Flash Gordon-meets-Oz kitsch-fest stripping women's sexual revolution down to voyeuristic spectacle, flimsily dressed in cheap, see-through, psychedelic B-movie garb. Vadim imbues most scenes with a faux-arty lethargy that slumps into stiltedness.
April 17, 2007
Despite a certain amount of production dash and polish and a few silly-funny lines of dialog, Barbarella isn't very much of a film.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2012
Without Jane Fonda, there isn't much to talk about. Yet with her, the film is enjoyable to watch, not only because she is so appealing to look at but because she has such a flair for the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
It is an extravagant exercise in bad taste and camp. While it tries to intentionally funny, some of the humour merely falls flat on its face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2003
Not that the film itself isn't funny, it most definitely is, but it is a formless mass of crazy one-liners and ridiculous situations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
April 7, 2005
An awful film, certainly, but also undeniably watchable.
| Original Score: 1/5
May 9, 2005
Throughout the movie, there is the assumption that just mentioning a thing (sex, politics, religion) makes it funny and that mentioning it in some offensive context makes it funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2007
The film is ugly on so many levels -- from art direction to human values -- that it's hard to know where to begin.
April 17, 2007
Most of this is soft-core nonsense, but snappy dialogue and design -- as well as the striptease routine that Fonda performs behind the opening credits -- have made it something of a cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 12, 2013
Roger Vadim's ultra-kitsch sci-fi classic somehow improves with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2014
Campy sci-fi cult classic features violence, nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2003
Why did Jane make a film like this? Even she does not know herself.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 2, 2012
"Barbarella" is the 1968 sci-fi that made Jane Fonda a household name. The opening credits feature a striptease that takes Fonda from a cumbersome space suit to her birthday suit. Her sex kitten looks were enough to drive young men crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 3, 2002
Cheesy, campy, sexy and frequently quite entertaining ... at least in a purely visual sense!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
November 1, 2002
A valentine to the soft-core lover in all of us, and proof that on some levels, Jane Fonda will never be taken seriously.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2012
Barbarella couldn't exist in any era but the 1960s and its delightful over-the-top qualities find an ideal expression in the ridiculous excesses of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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