The newest Scarlett Johansson film has been released on July 9 on many platforms and the world is trying its best to put the film into words. While certain famous personalities like actor Stephen Dorff did not fancy it much, the Black Widow reviews from critics are mostly good.
Clearly, Black Widow is still not every critic’s cup of tea. However, most of them seemed to think it was a great and badass standalone movie. Black Widow has received largely a positive reaction from both the public and the critics.
Take A Look At Black Widow Reviews From Critics
Movie critics were quick to comment on the latest Marvel film that stars Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh. Owen Gleiberman from The Variety wrote that the film was “interesting” and “absorbing” in his review.
“In Scarlett Johansson’s appearances in the MCU thus far, going back to Iron Man 2, she’s been a kick-ass fighter in sleek leather with a few signature jackknife moves. I wondered, or maybe feared, that Black Widow would be two hours of that. It’s not; it’s much more interesting and absorbing,” Gleiberman stated.
From The Guardian, we have Peter Bradshaw noting that the standalone film should have happened many years ago. He also praised Scarlett Johansson’s husky voice and said he has missed it during the lockdown.
Bradshaw wrote, “The sensuous cough-syrup purr of Scarlett Johansson’s voice is something I’ve missed in lockdown; now it’s back with a throaty vengeance in the highly enjoyable standalone episode for which her character Black Widow was well overdue.”
IndieWire’s Eric Kohn praised the director Cate Shortland as a part of his review. He also gave credit to the connection between the actors.
“ Their playful dynamic, based on a premise credited to Wandavision creator Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson and written by Eric Pearson, injects Black Widow with a spiky attitude that keeps this polished product engrossing throughout, at least until it comes crashing down to the usual busy mashup of mayhem that often mars the Marvel routine,” Kohn mentioned.
The Verge critic Andrew Webster also said that the film has many fun pieces. He called the film an “entertaining spy thriller. So far, so good, right? Well, while this may be the case for most reviews, some critics begged to differ.
Critic Hoai-Tran Bui from Slash Film wasn’t really impressed with Black Widow. In his review, he wrote that the film is a “wacky family drama” at its best.
“Black Widow is at its best when it’s a wacky family drama between Natasha, Yelena, Alexei, and Melina, with dashes of a spy thriller. But Marvel films can’t content themselves with staying small, and Black Widow falls victim to the big bombast characteristic of the studio,” the critic stated.
Hoai-Tran Bui also added that the film was disappointing as a whole. “The result is a disappointing solo movie that ends up burying Natasha Romanoff once again,” the critic wrote.