Damsel Reviews

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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.
April 23, 2019
If total weirdness with a Western flavor is what you are looking for, Damsel is it.
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.
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 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
Throughout the film, Pattinson's control of his accent, his ability to add complexity to an imbecilic character, and his comedic timing are new signs that he is more than that Twilight dream boy.
August 20, 2018
Ultimately caves under the pressure of twee irony, but it leaves a mark, lashing out at weak men who take what they want. In truth, their fragile egos are the only thing in Damsel that's truly in distress.
August 6, 2018
While it's clear that Penelope may not need help finding her way out of a messy situation, unfortunately, this Damsel could use just a little more saving.
July 12, 2018
With Wasikowska behind the trigger, Damsel points a rifle directly at male vanity and shoots a hole right through the target's heart.
July 11, 2018
[Its] most ironic turn is its precise and deliberate lack of sentiment. It has the clinician's eye, and a jester's sensibility as it cleanly dissects that folly leaving it for us to decide who deserves our pity and who our scorn.
July 9, 2018
Darkness and humor are never far from each other, and both are balanced in equal measure.
July 8, 2018
They once again mix tragedy, humanity, and comedy, but this time the emphasis is on the laughs. Fair warning though, its brand of comedy is equal parts dry and devastating.
July 6, 2018
The Zellner Brothers, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Pattinson team up for the delightfully weird, beautifully shot, and feminist as hell Damsel.
July 5, 2018
A joy to watch.
July 5, 2018
I can't help admiring the daring attitude of the Zellners, even though their success rate is marginal at best.
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