Black Widow

critic Reviews

, 79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Black Widow's deeper themes are drowned out in all the action, but it remains a solidly entertaining standalone adventure that's rounded out by a stellar supporting cast.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark DaniellToronto Sun
    What ensues is a film that isn't interested in planting seeds for future Marvel movies -- which is actually a refreshing change of pace.
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    Steven D. GreydanusNational Catholic Register
    Almost completely lacking in Black Widow is any sense of outrage over the grotesque violations of human rights and human dignity at the root of the whole premise of the film.
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    Damian LevyDamianMichaelMovies.com
    While humour is an important part of the film, it's used to serve the tragic story rather than undercut it.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Black Widow represents the MCU looking back when it should be moving forward. Everything about the movie seems small, even the big action set-pieces
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    Deborah RossThe Spectator
    More women is its only decent idea. Otherwise, it's business as usual. Otherwise, it's all formulaic bish-bosh, smash-crash action scenes broken up by lame jokes and lame philosophising along the lines of: "Your pain only makes you stronger."
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Shortland does a solid job with the material, but even she isn't able to entirely gloss over how Natasha randomly keeps disappearing in her own movie or how what is supposed to be her story frequently focuses on other characters.
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    Matt HudsonWhat I Watched Tonight
    The positives do outweigh the negatives but it does frustratingly end up feeling middle-of-the-road in terms of the MCU output.
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    David WalshWorld Socialist Web Site
    Black Widow is not as tedious and self-serious an entry as some of them. But that is setting the bar low.
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    Akhil AroraGadgets360
    Pugh is the only victory for this vanilla Marvel movie. [...] Fans are left wondering what could have been. And Johansson is left fighting a lawsuit against the world's biggest entertainment behemoth - a mission that seems too much even for Natasha.
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    Rohan NaaharHindustan Times
    Black Widow achieves the unthinkable and dethrones Thor: The Dark World as the worst film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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