6.1/10 (IMDB)

The Woman King

2h 14m Action | Drama
The Woman King
The Woman King

About

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....

Director

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Cast

Lashana Lynch, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Viola Davis

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2022

Country

United States, Canada

Language

English

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "THE WOMAN KING is a film that has the confidence to be completely sincere in both the sharp moments of humor and the stunning battle sequences. The way it all grapples with history is subsequently clear-eyed, making some closing statements feel especially resonant. It is a film that ensures there is no denying Prince-Bythewood's dedication as a director and visual artist who can take on any cinematic challenge with ease."
    - Collider
  • "THE WOMAN KING is more than an action movie. It’s a film that depicts a side of African history that is rarely told and an opportunity for Black people to assert their humanity and regality."
    - The Playlist
  • "There are more than a few moments in THE WOMAN KING that will have you fist-pumping and grinning like a goofball, amazed at energy of it all. And all that action is often aided by raw, real emotion which is handled deftly."
    - Slashfilm

Festivals

  • Toronto Int'l Film Festival