Princess Reviews

October 10, 2009
It's very controlled and deliberate and gives the illusion that it has something to say, but its point is a bit unclear.
October 3, 2009
...a somber, sad and, in the end, hopeful animation that is a kindred spirit to such Japanese anime as Tokyo Godfathers in look, if not feel.
September 28, 2009
...Morgenthaler shows influences from Miyazaki to cinematic action/adventure films. "Princess" is a real disturbing dazzler.
October 19, 2007
Princess remains technically brilliant and never less than compelling, albeit in a queasy, troubling fashion. Its images rattle in the memory like unclean ghosts.
October 19, 2007
Although morally ambiguous, with a message that is at best confused, this is a striking debut from a talented director.
October 19, 2007
A unique and memorable film, as much for its Danish animated approach to a vigilante vengeance as for its messed-up morality.
October 19, 2007
Princess is rarely a dull watch, but it doesn't pack enough of an emotional punch.
October 19, 2007
Sure, the rage is palpable in every cell, but poise and rational thinking are sadly lacking.
October 19, 2007
Watch Princess for this smart channelling of exploitation movie energy rather than the heavy-handed sermonising. And for an intelligent and sober look at porn, re-watch Boogie Nights.
October 19, 2007
A few decent ideas can't cover the fact this has been done a thousand times before.
October 17, 2007
Princess is adults-only animation designed, paradoxically, to disillusion anyone of the belief that the world of 'adult entertainment' is in any way alluring or glamorous.
May 18, 2006
A distasteful sum total.
May 18, 2006
Morgenthaler views this business not only as a monstrously abusive exploitation of people and their bodies, but the height of anti-eroticism and anti-art that demands a complete emotional disconnect between viewer and performer.