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Damsel (2018)


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Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.


Robert Forster
as Old Preacher
David Zellner
as Parson Henry
Nathan Zellner
as Rufus Cornell

Critic Reviews for Damsel

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

Damsel is a good film, particularly because of its acting and originality, but falls short of greatness.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Damsel is both on-point and one-note: a curiosity without much going for it beyond its progressive flipping of script.

January 25, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I was alternately delighted and irritated, though mostly a very happy camper.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Throughout its twisty path, Damsel unfolds against a polished backdrop of the lush outdoors.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It takes a bit to get accustomed to the Zellners' style - but once you do, boy, does "Damsel" really blossom.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

A haywired second half cancels out a diverting first half in this comic Western.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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