(1996)

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40

Metascore

Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
David Hogan keeps the action moving and loaded with fights, gun battles and other action-trashy thrills. Lee is terrific.
70
Lee elevates herself from the lower echelon of mere international super-babedom to the loftier realm of pulp myth. She is "It" with an exclamation mark.
63
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.
50
Austin Chronicle
It's a comic book movie in the broadest sense of the term, and although it's neither as emotionally resonant as "The Crow" nor as surreally goofy as "Tank Girl," Barb Wire still manages to get you going, Anderson Lee fan or not.
40
Ought to be disreputable fun. Instead it ends up, all its explosions and exposed flesh notwithstanding, rather inert.
40
Isn't much when it comes to either deliberate or inadvertent humor. But it does have a few amusing moments.
40
Its main source is a comic book, but it might as well be a computer.
25
ReelViews
The element of high camp that makes for enjoyable "good trash" isn't present.
25
A convoluted mess, but there have been worse.
25
Muddled futuristic thriller.

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