The Woman King

The 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, and General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Stars: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Jayme Lawson, Sheila Atim, Adrienne Warren, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Angélique Kidjo, Jordan Bolger, Masali Baduza, Jimmy Odukoya, Thando Dlomo, Tuks Tad Lungu, Makgotso M, Chioma Antoinette Umeala, Shaina West
  • Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • panerai_diver - 11 January 2023
    The Dahomey in real life fueled the slave trade and got smacked the two battles they fought against the French. This movie tries to make the Dahomey heroes fighting against slavery even though they had slave of their own.

    In real life the Dahomey barely killed any of the French and instead only raided other smaller tribes to steal women and children in order to sell them into slavery or keep them to work as slaves on their own plantation.

    Imagine a movie where the confederacy fought to free slave a from the Union. Sounds crazy right? That is what this movie does takes a group like the Nazis and tries to make them hero's.

    Just more revisionist garbage. I want my money back.
  • clairibela - 30 December 2022
    Best picture
    Outstanding. This movie should win an Oscar for best picture. The acting is outstanding, the story is very special and unlike anything you've ever seen. Viola Davis is a standout as is the young woman who plays now we. I wish I am DB didn't require me to have so many characters in my review, I would like to just say a few things about the movie and move on. This will detract from people's desire to leave a review at all. I was hesitant to watch this movie because I didn't want to see a big bloody Glory action fest, but in the end I am so happy to have seen this movie and learned a little bit about this tribe.