The Woman King

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • All hail Viola Davis! The Woman King rules.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    The dialogue is generic -- the formal kind constructed to suit all periods -- but the actors give it all the authenticity it needs, clearly delighted by the ebullience of their characters.
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    Jordan HoffmanAV Club
    It is a film designed to inspire audiences and elicit cheers and, by and large, it succeeds.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Thankfully, all flimsiness in the screenplay is overcome by the director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and her committed cast, who transform a familiar dramatic milieu (Mulan meets Gladiator meets Wonder Woman) into thrilling, amphetamine-rush cinema.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Yes, the Woman King could be filed under wish-fulfilment, but that’s true of so many action classics.
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    Rogan GrahamLittle White Lies
    A great time at the movies. A rare cinematic event.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    The end result is a novel, representation-stretching enterprise that, paradoxically, plays like the “sort of film they don’t make any more”.
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    Neil SoansThe Times of India
    Pacing issues and historical inaccuracies aside, The Woman King has great action and moving characters brought to life by a fantastic ensemble cast.
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    Scroll StaffScroll.in
    A giddy mix of history and fantasy.
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    Kshitij RawatWion
    ...as a piece of entertainment, The Woman King works very well. The action is extremely well-staged and is visceral and brutal and endlessly fun.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    A wildly watchable and compelling movie, one of 2022's best popcorn films.
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