Reviews: Black Widow (2021)

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  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Black Widow marks the return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not much more than that.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: the third [2021 action film] where family is an overarching theme…Australian director Cate Shortland’s unique blend of goofy humor and exemplary action scenes both leading to world defining, impressively femme-charged change.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: While it starts a bit unwieldy, Cate Shortland finds her footing in telling a fun and action packed espionage movie that finally gives Natasha Romanoff her due, and features some of the best action in entire MCU.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: This movie likely would’ve worked slightly better at its original 2020 date, but after delays in the release, it still proves worth the wait.
  • Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits
    • Excerpt: After almost a decade of rumours and development, Black Widow finally gets her own feature. Taking place in the MCU’s past, it’s a final ride for a favourite character while pointing to the origins of several new franchises.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s a bit ironic that Black Widow’s sister outshines the titular superhero in her own movie.
  • Doug Jamieson @ The Jam Report
    • Excerpt: Part James Bond spy thriller, part Mission: Impossible action epic with a good dose of tense familial drama, Black Widow is a solid, entertaining outing with all the ingredients Marvel fans clamour for.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Dishearteningly less concerned with giving Natasha Romanoff her own story than with setting up her MCU replacement. Superfluous, backward-looking, its bit of feminism belabored. She deserved better.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Action and explosions aplenty, but Black Widow is a family drama at heart. The film soars with the accusatory glares around the dinner table, not with the car chases and big booms.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
  • Sarah Marrs @ LaineyGossip.com
    • Excerpt: This is as good of character work as Marvel has ever done, and in more ways than one, Black Widow is a return to form for Marvel.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Black Widow offers a far deeper portrait of family than the Fast and Furious saga does with all its empty platitudes.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Ever wonder what Marvel Cinematic Universe staple Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), was up to betwixt the Wars Civil and Infinity? (And, you know, before the fate that ultimately befalls her in Avengers: Endgame?)
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Expository bottle episodes are as crucial to comics as crossovers. Not every detour is a waste of time.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: A solid action picture that does its best not to buckle under the weight of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • [New] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic
    • Excerpt: Any fan of the MCU should be pleased with Marvel’s send-off of Black Widow. The movie has its issues, but it’s one of the more fun rides that the franchise has offered up.
  • Sebastian Zavala @ MeGustaElCine.com [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: There’s no denying that “Black Widow” would have fared better if it was released 4 years ago. But it should still be able to satisfy most Marvel fans.