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Boudica: Queen of War

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Strong female leader and gore galore in gloomy action drama.

Movie R 2023 101 minutes
 Boudica -- Queen of War movie poster: A White, brown haired warrior woman in face paint holding a sword.

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With gallons of gore and a strong female leader, this should have been good fun for people who like their historical movies to be lively. Unfortunately, Boudica: Queen of War's gloomy tone and long, TV quality battles make it an underwhelming viewing experience. Kurylenko gives a spirited performance as Boudica, but has little to do as her small army goes from battle to bloody battle. A magic sword gives a glimmer of fantasy fun. But for a movie paced like a 1980s sword and sorcery slog, it lacks that genre's anything-goes fantasy themes and bigger than life airbrushed looks. Instead the men's 21st-century haircut and beard combos add to the mundane plod of Boudica's raging against the Romans.

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