The Woman King

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Memorable, historic, violent tale of African women warriors.

PG-13 2022 135 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 14+

A well-made movie has intense, brutal violence

This was an extremly epic movie to see in theaters when I saw it, but let me first say this: It is extremly violent and intense for a PG-13 film. The violence in here is explicit sometimes to the point where there will be some blood in the deaths. The killings are included plenty of throat slittings, stabbing, and even some head decaption. The gore in here is seen but too a limit. But the deaths/violence are intense/hard to watch even for me. It contained plenty of strong violence parents alike should watch out for. There is some mild swearing in this movie; nothing over the top that teense can't handle, and the movie shows plenty of strong diverse role models/messages. It shows the power of teamwork and the power of sometimes you have to disobey rules for a solid reason. This movie has a strong plotline/acting, and I highly suggest families alike with older teens to see this in theaters or even rent it when it is available. There is a suggestive moment that is brief of a man naked -- everything is seen except his butt and his private. Much is to be raved of this movie, but it is an intense brutal/violent film to watch! It contains though strong epithets of role models and positive strong messages!

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 14+

Historical fiction.

Historical fiction. Drawn from true events, about women warriors in 19th-century West Africa. the all-female warrior unit who protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries. Action packed with some violence. Rape scene only shows facial expression. There is some violence but nothing worse than what the kids see in Marvel movies. Highly recommend for teens and suggest giving them background on the Agojie and slavery.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

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