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Damsel (2018)


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Critic Consensus: The beautifully filmed Damsel injects the western genre with a welcome dose of humor and some unexpected twists, although its stately pace may frustrate impatient viewers.

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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.


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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12)

A movie that turns the classic western into something wackily eccentric and entertainingly original.

June 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Pattinson and Wasikowska deserve better material than the Zellners' head-scratchingly lazy jokes.

June 20, 2018 | Full Review…

While the movie isn't quite as clever as it thinks it is, the Zellners have a sweet, likable sense of humor tinged with tragedy. And they remain filmmakers to watch.

June 20, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film is unpredictable and bizarre, stunningly beautiful and weird in the best ways...

June 18, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Though methodically conceived and occasionally tense, it's slight and sluggish.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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