Rent The Woman King (2022)

3.4 of 5 from 335 ratings
2h 9min
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Synopsis:
Inspired by true events, this is the remarkable, action-packed story about the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Follow the epic and intense journey of General Nanisca (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.
Actors:
, , , , , , Jimmy Odukoya, , , , , Siyamthanda Makakane, , , , , , Wanda Banda, Lethabo, Kekole Mathabathe
Directors:
Producers:
Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon
Writers:
Dana Stevens, Maria Bello
Studio:
eOne
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Collections:
Award Winners, BAFTA Nominations Competition 2023, Oscar Nominations Competition 2023
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/02/2023
Run Time:
129 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Representation Matters
  • Storytellers
  • Filmmakers Commentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/02/2023
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A Caterpillar's Destruction: Viola Davis on Set
  • Representation Matters
  • Woman/Warrior
  • Storytellers
  • Filmmakers' Commentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/02/2023
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A Caterpillar's Destruction: Viola Davis on Set
  • Representation Matters
  • Woman/Warrior
  • Storytellers
  • Filmmakers' Commentary

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Reviews (6) of The Woman King

Not too bad overall... - The Woman King review by TB

Spoiler Alert
24/04/2023

But don't be fooled into thinking this is action-packed, it's not (although the action parts are quite machete-wielding brutal).

It's actually quite boring in parts, and some elements of the plot seemed very contrived (esp. considering it is "inspired by true events").. so this meant I didn't really care for the characters that much (although I did care for their cause), I wasn't really invested in it...

But not too bad overall I guess.. meh... 3 stars is probably generous - I wanted to like it more than I did.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Too Disney - The Woman King review by Crocodileroc

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13/07/2023

I had to force myself to watch it all the way through.  It was not believable and too much like Bruce Lee meets Zulu.  I managed to stay awake until the end.  One of the  heroines was a reasonable actress but she simply lacked the build to realistically be an Amazon.  

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A Well crafted Film - The Woman King review by GJ

Spoiler Alert
05/08/2023

The Woman King is a piece of work that everyone associated with it can be proud of .

While not historically accurate, it draws upon African history to tell a rich , compelling story of warriors living in a world where human values are quashed in favour of commodities .

All the performances are excellent , most notably Viola Davis , Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch Sheila Atim and John Boyaga

In fact all the performances are top-notch , which is a credit to director Gina Prince-Bythewood.

She crafts a grand, heartfelt , fierce film that always keeps your attention.

A film well worth watching.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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