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Barb Wire Review

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 25

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The element of high camp that makes for enjoyable "good trash" isn't present.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    This rusted-future comic strip comes at you in shards -- exhaustingly derivative images of mayhem and titillation, with Lee, in her bad-girl bondage gear, as its blank vixen. If you didn't call her babe, she wouldn't exist.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The filmmakers must have known they were not making a good movie, but they didn't use that as an excuse to be boring and lazy. Barb Wire has a high energy level, and a sense of deranged fun.

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  • 70

    out of 100


    Despite its obvious flaws, Barb Wire does what it sets out to do and does it well.

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