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Viola Davis’ new action epic boasts a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes

Viola Davis is once again devouring her latest role.

Viola Davis The Woman King
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The Woman King, the new historical epic starring Viola Davis, is boasting an impressively perfect rating amongst critics so far.

All are hailing Davis in The Woman King, with the film having a 100 percent critical score on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 37 reviews. Keep in mind, the critical score on RT represents what percent of critics gave the film a passing grade, based on a binary “fresh” or “rotten” basis.

Over on Metacritic, which gives a more weighted score that more closely resembles an average amongst critics’ reviews, The Woman King received a still-solid 76 out of 100. Based on the 20 reviews of The Woman King counted on Metacritic, 19 were positive, and only one was mixed.

Robert Daniels called the film “an empowering and thrilling piece of big blockbuster storytelling” in his review for RogerEbert.com.

IndieWire called the film a rare kind of “crowd-pleasing action epic.”

The Hollywood Reporter lauded Davis’ utter transformation in the “rousing action epic.”

“Hail The Woman King!” wrote Vanity Fair.

Polygon reviewer Katie Rife called The Woman King “an action movie with a fire in its belly.”

SlashFilm proclaimed The Woman King had an ensemble of “memorable characters” brought to life by a “stellar cast.”

Entertainment journalist Amon Warmann hailed The Woman King for “strong character work and riveting performances,” in addition to crowd-pleasing kickass scenes.

The Woman King, which premiered this past weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, is slated to have a wider theatrical release this Friday, September 16.

Danny Peterson
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Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'