Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are perfectly cast as “perfect” dolls Barbie and Ken facing an existential crisis in Barbieland in Greta Gerwig’s hugely entertaining blockbuster satire.
“Gerwig and Baumbach come out on the side of the power of the imagination but never discount the criticisms of this iconic American object. What the film does best, perhaps, is to understand and explain why people make up worlds, be they real systems of oppression or imaginary playsets.”
“A lovingly crafted blockbuster with a lot on its mind, the kind of feature that will surely benefit from repeat viewings (there is so much to see, so many jokes to catch) and is still purely entertaining even in a single watch.” ~Kate Erbland, IndieWire
“Thanks to Gerwig’s imagination, this Barbie is far from plastic. It’s fantastic.” ~Tomris Laffly, TheWrap