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Woman King, The
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[Opens Sept. 16 in theaters.] Great fight choreography, costumes, and hairstyles dominate Gina Prince-Bythewood's riveting, factually inspired, powerful, entertaining, well-acted, fast-paced, action-packed, violent, 126-minute historical film that follows fierce, no-nonsense West African General Nanisca (Viola Davis) in 1823 as she trains and leads fresh recruits (Thuso Mbedu, Shaina West, Jayme Lawson, Adrienne Warren, Makgotso M, Masali Baduza, et al.) to become highly skilled, machete-wielding, spear-throwing, Amazonian-like Agojie warriors (e.g., Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim) in the Kingdom of Dahomey who fight for and protect their king (John Boyega) who unfortunately betrays his own countrymen by working with a ruthless, power-hungry, greedy African general (Jimmy Odukoya) in order to make money off of white slave traders (Jordan Bolger, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, et al.).

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