Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie Reviews

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 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
By two-thirds in, Tiny Shoulders starts to feel like a publicity exercise for the brand - an attempt to humanize the company by showing us the real women behind all that plastic.
April 19, 2018
The result is a thoughtful, nuanced portrait of (for better or worse) an American icon.