Damsel (2024)

110 mins
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A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a... More

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Damsel (2024) | Ratings & Reviews

"Plodding fantasy film falls short of its magical aims."


"An uneven film sustained by an assured lead performance."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Good, surprise-free fantasy fun."

The TimesThe Times

"It’s hard to imagine what anyone could get out of Damsel that isn’t already liberally covered by Brown’s other projects."


"The humour here — unintentional, of course — comes from the clash between Brown’s ferocious commitment and the absolute unworthiness of what she’s committing to."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"This lousy romp was obviously hatched by an algorithm, and might just as well have been directed by AI."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"There’s a credibility gap the size of Mount Dragon."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"Evidence that studios still don’t realise that a “strong female lead” is not enough to make a movie good."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The settings are filled with enticing details that bolster some of the weakness of the screenplay."


"Adheres to codes that can feel a bit calculated, less organic than crafted in response to a newly progressive corporate agenda."


"Brown brings conviction to her stand-offs with an impressively realised creature, helping to lift their battle royale above the story’s bullet-point plotting."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Of course women can slay dragons, but can we get another pass on the script before they head out to do battle?"


"Among the worst big-budget projects on the streamer’s crowded roster. And this is saying something."

Indian ExpressIndian Express

"Sweaty, snarly, slithery fun."


"Rushes through poignant moments, while neglecting deeper themes from the novel."


"It’s not the damsel but the audience that will suffer distress from the nonstop, numbing repetition."


"(Brown) isn’t always convincing as a princess fighting for her life, but there’s some fun to be had from this rousing subversion of storybook tropes."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"There’s little to no investment in world-building, which should be a priority in fantasy filmmaking."

We Got This CoveredWe Got This Covered

"A compelling twist on the classic fantasy narrative, featuring strong performances, surprising plot twists, and impressive visuals."

Times of IndiaTimes of India

"Too childish and shallow for adults, yet too brutal and gory for kids."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Damsel (2024) | Details

12, Violence, injury detail, threat
Adventure, Fantasy
Country of origin
Netflix Original

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