Barbarella
Barbarella (1968)

A voluptuous outer space agent travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 22, 1999
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73%
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57%



Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unevenly paced and thoroughly cheesy, Barbarella is nonetheless full of humor, entertaining visuals, and Jane Fonda's sex appeal.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film is ugly on so many levels -- from art direction to human values -- that it's hard to know where to begin.

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Renata Adler
New York Times

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.

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Campy sci-fi cult classic features violence, nudity.

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Variety Staff
Variety

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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's fun in a 'What were they smoking?' kind of way.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

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Time Out

Terry Southern's dialogue occasionally sparkles, and the imaginative designs, as shot by Claude Renoir, look really splendid.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Fonda looks sensational and glides through this romp like a dazed, ripe-to-the- touch innocent.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the most memorable of comic book adaptations ever conceived...

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A film that divides even the best lovers of camp and filth, Barbarella is a complicated film to review but an intoxicating one to watch. Far less than a real… More
Mark Roulston
Scouring the video store shelves in search of something interesting I feel like I should see often yields surprising results, but I wasn‚(TM)t quite prepared… More
Chris Weber
Based on some comic book I've never heard of, this is swingin' 60s campy sci-fi schlock romp about a gorgeous (and ditzy) outer space agent named… More
William Dunmyer
I yield to no one in my appreciation for soft-core porn and self-consciously "bad" cinema. Thus I was eager finally to see "Barbarella,"… More
Greg S
Curvaceous Barbarella flies across the galaxy in her swinging bachelorette pad searching for Duran Duran and, in the process, meeting a blind angel, smoking the… More
Ken Stachnik
A Sex kitten traveling through space in a fur-lined spaceship, I mean how cool is that.<br/><br/>What I like about this film is it's… More