Although "inspired by true events," "The Woman King" clearly isn't tethered to them, using the underlying story of 19th-century female warriors in an African kingdomAlthough "inspi
That combination yields a strong showcase for the stars, featuring a cast and backdrop that serves to refresh its old-school formula.
Regal as always, Viola Davis provides the movie with its rock-solid core as General Nanisca, the leader of the Agojie
The point of entry into this warrior culture comes by way of Nawi an independent-minded, headstrong young woman who refuses to marry for money, finally prompting her frustrated fat
Nanisca, meanwhile, urges the king to depart from his participation in the slave trade, arguing that selling captured foes to the Europeans has created "a dark circle" as they incr
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love & Basketball"), the sweeping contours of the story are, quite simply, a lot to digest
Shot in South Africa, the film helps bridge some of the expository gap by opening with a brutal action sequence
demonstrating just how fierce Nanisca and her loyal soldiers can be. It's the first of several such encounter
"The Woman King" premieres September 16 in US theaters. It's rated PG-13.
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