Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie Reviews

June 5, 2018
Has a piece of plastic even been so politically charged? No, argues filmmaker Andrea Blaugrund Nevins in this interesting and entertaining documentary.
May 15, 2018
Comprehensive docu about iconic, controversial doll.
May 1, 2018
But the most fascinating aspect of the movie is how it uses Barbie as a metaphor for a culture that's still infinitely more preoccupied with what a woman looks like than what she says.
April 30, 2018
It's a reflection of the time during which Barbie expanded and transformed into something life-changing... but it drives home that Barbie is still a force to be reckoned with.
April 30, 2018
Tiny Shoulders is really a history of Barbie and her feminist tormentors. And it turns out those tiny shoulders conceal some real muscle.
April 30, 2018
Tiny Shoulders accomplishes what most good documentaries set out to: make viewers think about both sides of the story and come to their own conclusions.
April 30, 2018
The iconic Barbie doll has been revered and reviled for much of its nearly 60-year history, which is the fascinating subject of Andrea Nevins' marvelously spellbinding documentary.
April 27, 2018
There's some lovely filmmaking-an opening sequence in which a handmade Barbie moves from stage to stage, from hair-weaving to lip-painting, is gorgeous.
April 27, 2018
Nevins does quick work of making her audience care about the earning potential of a multi-million dollar business by honing in on some other remarkable women.
April 27, 2018
"Tiny Shoulders" captures, per its title, the immense burden Barbie has had to bear as the nexus for all sorts of prickly debates - about body-shaming, stereotyping and workplace/domestic roles - that, to this day, have yet to be fully resolved.
April 26, 2018
The film is at its best when it shows the history of Barbie.
April 25, 2018
Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie tackles many aspects of this often controversial figure and her complicated history with feminism.
April 19, 2018
The result is a thoughtful, nuanced portrait of (for better or worse) an American icon.