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Black Widow (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Black Widow's deeper themes are drowned out in all the action, but it remains a solidly entertaining standalone adventure that's rounded out by a stellar supporting cast.

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In Marvel Studios' action-packed spy thriller "Black Widow," Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

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Cast

Scarlett Johansson
as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
David Harbour
as Alexei Lebedev/The Red Guardian

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What ensues is a film that isn't interested in planting seeds for future Marvel movies -- which is actually a refreshing change of pace.

September 10, 2021 | Full Review…

Almost completely lacking in Black Widow is any sense of outrage over the grotesque violations of human rights and human dignity at the root of the whole premise of the film.

August 28, 2021 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Black Widow represents the MCU looking back when it should be moving forward. Everything about the movie seems small, even the big action set-pieces

August 6, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

More women is its only decent idea. Otherwise, it's business as usual. Otherwise, it's all formulaic bish-bosh, smash-crash action scenes broken up by lame jokes and lame philosophising along the lines of: "Your pain only makes you stronger."

July 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Shortland does a solid job with the material, but even she isn't able to entirely gloss over how Natasha randomly keeps disappearing in her own movie or how what is supposed to be her story frequently focuses on other characters.

July 26, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

I appreciate the way that Cate Shortland adapts herself well to an action film... This is one of the individual [Marvel Cinematic Universe] films that I would keep.

July 23, 2021 | Full Review…

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