Princess (2006)

The 32-year-old clergyman August returns home from years of missionary work abroad because of the death of his sister Christina, who--after going from greatness to the gutter as the famous porno star "The Princess"--has finally… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

Sure, the rage is palpable in every cell, but poise and rational thinking are sadly lacking.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's very controlled and deliberate and gives the illusion that it has something to say, but its point is a bit unclear.

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Xan Brooks

Princess remains technically brilliant and never less than compelling, albeit in a queasy, troubling fashion. Its images rattle in the memory like unclean ghosts.

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Leslie Felperin

A distasteful sum total.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a somber, sad and, in the end, hopeful animation that is a kindred spirit to such Japanese anime as Tokyo Godfathers in look, if not feel.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

Although morally ambiguous, with a message that is at best confused, this is a striking debut from a talented director.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Morgenthaler views this business not only as a monstrously abusive exploitation of people and their bodies, but the height of anti-eroticism and anti-art that demands a complete emotional disconnect between viewer and performer.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...Morgenthaler shows influences from Miyazaki to cinematic action/adventure films. "Princess" is a real disturbing dazzler.

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Daniel Etherington

A unique and memorable film, as much for its Danish animated approach to a vigilante vengeance as for its messed-up morality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon Anderson
Audacious, original mix of live action and anime to tell a disturbing tale of corrupted youth.
Christopher Brown
Brilliant! Reminiscent of Bakshi's early work, this is one great vigilante film. The animation really works, adding a cartoony feel to a very grim and… More
Sylvester Kuo
Princess is a violent revenge thriller about a man's journey to avenge her sister by destroying all pornography and people involved with the production of… More