Damsel Reviews

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May 15, 2020
It was just sort of absurd for the sake of it.
May 15, 2020
It was really immature and really basic white boy dumbness.
March 4, 2020
A midmovie plot twist hands the narrative over to Mia Wasikowska as the sweetheart, and her committed performance seems out of place in this extended goof.
August 13, 2019
Robert Pattinson as smooth and passionate with Mia Wasikowska as a powerhouse, but raving banshee, give unexpected performances. It's fun watching them horse around in this Western.
June 6, 2019
The Zellner Brothers, Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska turn the American western on its head with hilarious, offbeat tones and performances.
May 24, 2019
An off-kilter western about misplaced love that whilst not without its pleasures, ultimately struggles to overcome its abundance of creaky contrivances and absurdities.
April 23, 2019
If total weirdness with a Western flavor is what you are looking for, Damsel is it.
February 1, 2019
Even with a bizarre public hanging and some animated shootings, the action scenes felt insipid, while the humor didn't improve.
December 22, 2018
...it's unclear if the Zellners believe there's a tragic romance in wanting a woman who doesn't want you back or they understand that's just patriarchal BS.
December 21, 2018
A definite stumble for the usually fantastic Zellners.
November 1, 2018
The Zellner have long cherished strangeness and it comes in no shortage here.
October 29, 2018
This gritty little western subverts expectations at every possible turn and turns out to be a funny, twisted take on the tall tales of the American id.
October 19, 2018
While "Damsel" is bittersweet, it's truly a joy to behold, a showcase for the Zellners' zesty wit.
October 14, 2018
The deadpan humor mixed with a bit of slapstick forms a layer of comedy that remains on the surface while more weighty themes bubble underneath.
October 14, 2018
If you're looking for a revisionist western, you could do a hell of a lot better - Damsel couldn't carry the water of The Missouri Breaks.
September 10, 2018
"Damsel" provides a heroine who has no trouble seizing control of her narrative from the misbehaving men in her life - sometimes with a rifle and dynamite if necessary.
September 4, 2018
It plays out as an oddball western parody with a comical attitude to the Old West.
September 1, 2018
Nothing about "Damsel" is offensive or bad. Frequently, it is quite good, and its endeavor to offer something new is the biggest reason to celebrate.
August 27, 2018
The result is not a spoof, it isn't wacky in the Mel Brooks fashion. It's thoughtful and humorous, deliberately gorgeous and just a tad melancholy.
August 27, 2018
The painfully self-conscious script and often cringe-worthy dialogue of this would-be genre subversion ruins a gorgeous but ultimately empty film that would have been better off silent.
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