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The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens datter)

By Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Danish medieval fantasy has gory violence, dragons, magic.

Movie NR 2016 96 minutes
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This Danish movie is a great introduction to the medieval-fantasy genre. Comparisons can be made to Game of Thrones, with dragons, sword fights, and backstabbing (both literally and figuratively) aplenty, although The Shamer's Daughter is targeted to a much younger audience. Violence is both frequent and graphic, so sensitive viewers may find some of the bloodier scenes too much. Still, in Dina, we have a strong female lead who, in learning how to use her "gift" (the ability to see into people's souls), also learns to accept herself.

For more seasoned fans of the genre, The Shamer's Daughter may feel predictable. But the story (taken from the first of a series of young adult Danish books by Lene Kaaberbøl) has enough action, sprinkled with the odd comedic moment, to make this fantasy adventure worth a watch.

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