The Woman King

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Synopsis

The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for…

Cast

  • Viola Davis
  • John Boyega
  • Lashana Lynch
  • Thuso Mbedu

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Verified Review
#mustseebro
#mustsee
#epic
#allthefeels
#heartpounding
#needed

If we still bought DVDs I’d buy it on DVD just to have it on my shelf.

DB
Darrenlyn B
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#slavers
#notmyfave

The Dahomey kingdom were horrific slavers. Why make a movie that celebrates them?

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Victor V

Metacritic

75
Sep 15, 2022

The film is exactly what you need it to be: An exciting and emotionally true spectacle that required a heck of a fight to simply exist.

Lindsey Bahr
The Associated Press
75
Sep 15, 2022

Complications of history aside, The Woman King is Black Panther minus the vibranium and with more women warriors, an empowerment tale fueled by kickassery, with battle scenes, ear-splitting ululated war cries and sword fights.

Jim Slotek
Original-Cin