Moria gives it 4 out of 5 stars and says, "The entire film is so deliriously capricious it is like eating candyfloss. It is to no particular surprise that Barbarella has become a cult classic." Slant Magazine gives it 3 out of 5 stars and says, "Barbarella delivers about equal doses calculated camp comedy and unintentional hilarity: wink-wink double entendres, deliberately cheeseball effects, and saccharine songs and musical cues." Empire Online gives it 3 out of 5 stars and calls it "Cheerful, kitsch and camp." DVD Talk recommends it. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 73%.