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The Warrior Queen of Jhansi Reviews

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December 19, 2019
For the lack of good acting, mostly resulting from poor dialogue, the movie at least manages to represent its characters as genuinely believable figures of a real history. That's the least you can ask for from a historical biopic.
December 3, 2019
There's little doubt that Rani's story is an engaging and undertold chapter of history, but The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is not the best way to tell it.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 3, 2019
Devika is sincere in her portrayal in a simplified narrative that does little more than follow the form of a school essay on the Indian warrior queen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 2, 2019
While the film certainly looks fine, it lacks the grit and gumption that such an epic story demands. Most of all, it doesn't quite make Laxmibai the all-guns blazing hero that she was.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2019
While I am glad it opened my eyes to this warrior woman of the 1800s who dared defy the British, I'm frustrated that the filmmakers failed to find a way to bring the story to life with more artistry.
November 25, 2019
Written and directed by women and following a historical female protagonist with whom common audiences might not be familiar, Bhise's directorial debut tells a relevant woman's story for our times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2019
Created by a mother/daughter team, they seem more concerned about enlightening audience instead of telling a compelling narrative. A phenomenal freedom fighter like Rani Lakshmibai deserves a much more thrilling depiction, but it's still worth a watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 20, 2019
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is not just about a warrior queen... Bringing emotion, drama, and truth to the forefront, this is a film for every mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend - each a warrior every day of their lives.
November 20, 2019
The filmmakers push hard to beat us over the head with a dynamic of good versus evil that's already intrinsic to the circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 19, 2019
The pounding hooves that whisk us through the pre-credit montage recall the manner of storytelling audiences lapped up throughout the '60s, but which is now the stuff that Hallmark Channel dramas are made of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 18, 2019
Although it doesn't quite have the sweep you want from a historical epic, the battle scenes are exciting, the colorful depictions of Indian culture are gorgeous, and the heroine is worth rooting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2019
The true-life story of a feminist pioneer is compromised by heavy-handed clichés.
November 15, 2019
Swati Bhise's old-fashioned historical epic is sincere but unexciting.
November 15, 2019
One wonders how Everett got mixed up in this mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 15, 2019
Earnest but heavy-handed docudrama is uneven and violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2019
This is a first film from Bhise, and an ambitious one, though it doesn't always deliver the force the story deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2019
Will you be eager to learn more about this fierce "Warrior Queen" afterward? Yes. Will it be because you sensed more there than was melodramatically delivered? Probably.
November 15, 2019
Her thrilling life story falls flat on screen
November 15, 2019
Malnourished...depressingly uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 15, 2019
The battle epic "The Warrior Queen of Jhansi," one of the few movies made in India to make the leap to mainstream American screens, is an audacious debut for director Swati Bhise, even if the results aren't always up to snuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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