Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Hindes
    Despite its obvious flaws, Barb Wire does what it sets out to do and does it well.
  2. David Hogan keeps the action moving and loaded with fights, gun battles and other action-trashy thrills. Lee is terrific.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 50
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. Ought to be disreputable fun. Instead it ends up, all its explosions and exposed flesh notwithstanding, rather inert.
  8. Isn't much when it comes to either deliberate or inadvertent humor. But it does have a few amusing moments.
  9. Its main source is a comic book, but it might as well be a computer.
  10. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Compared to this brash, lunkheaded vehicle for "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson Lee, the Barb Wire graphic novels are masterpieces of subtlety and narrative restraint.
  11. A convoluted mess, but there have been worse.
  12. Reviewed by: Allen Ulrich
    Muddled futuristic thriller.
  13. 25
    The element of high camp that makes for enjoyable "good trash" isn't present.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Dec 16, 2010
    Horrible but nice eye candy i guess at the time. Weak everything and rather funny with Pam Andersen in a "tough" acting character - wrong lol! Very forgettable and wish I had that time back to have watched something else. Full Review »
  2. Sep 4, 2013
    A dreary and highly predictable action film that has a weak script, poor editing, and unenthusiastic performances from its cast, not to mention an unconvincing performance from the movies lead heroine. Full Review »