The Woman King

R13
2022
|
135 mins
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Lashana Lynch (No Time to Die), John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Oscar winner Viola Davis star in... More

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The Woman King | Ratings & Reviews

Celebrates Black women through its power, pride and poise to create one of the best films this year - dispelling the illusion that women are nothing more than wives and mothers and that Black women can only play supporting roles in Hollywood.

"It’s disappointing that the script isn’t always up to its singular source material and Prince-Bythewood’s sure, steady direction."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A sturdy, rousing piece of studio entertainment that makes both the new feel old and the old feel new."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"When The Woman King works, it’s majestic."

RogerEbert.comRogerEbert.com

"Brimming with lush scenery, impressively staged production design and intricately beautiful costumes, hair and makeup..."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Rousing..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"It is a splashy popcorn movie with a social conscience."

BBCBBC

"If it seems a bit Hollywood-ised, complete with glossy twists and a touch of the soap operatic to boot, perhaps that’s part of what makes it so special."

IndieWireIndieWire

"It is a film designed to inspire audiences and elicit cheers and, by and large, it succeeds. But there are undeniable and frequent moments of woozy disconnect..."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"For the most part... The Woman King plays as old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing, slam-bang entertainment."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"The world would be better off for more movies set in Africa before colonisation, especially if they’re as good as this one."

PastePaste

"See it because of the high bar it sets for all movies that still want to thrill you, move you, and operate on a larger-than-life level."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"The script never goes quite as deep as it could. No matter - The Woman King is so consistently powerful and emotionally exhilarating that we're swept away by it all..."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"The movie embraces the codes of mid-20th-century costume dramas: It’s stirring but slightly stodgy, designed to stand the test of time."

VarietyVariety

"A spirited and often thrilling action epic elevated by the regal, rigorous commitment of star Viola Davis."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"If there is anything holding the film back ever so slightly, it would be a fraught romance that Nawi stumbles into."

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The Woman King | Details

Rating
R13, Violence, sexual violence & content that may disturb
Runtime
135
Genre
Action, Drama, True Story & Biography, War
Country of origin
USA