Millie Bobby Brown’s ‘Damsel’ Rotten Tomatoes Score Is In

Determined and courageous Elodie flips the script on the traditional fairy tale story.

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Score for Millie Bobby Brown’s new movie Damsel is 59% with 80 reviews, while the Audience Score is 75%
  • Negative reviews criticize the film’s childishness, poor CGI, lack of originality, and weak script
  • The movie is about a princess who is sacrificed to a dragon by her Prince Charming

The Rotten Tomatoes Score for Millie Bobby Brown’s new movie out on Netflix, Damsel, is in, which isn’t the best.

The flick stars the Stranger Things star as Elodie, a “damsel who doesn’t need to be saved,” according to the actress.

“She’s a damsel who doesn’t need to be saved,” Brown previously told Netflix. “She saves herself in many ways. It subverts what you expect: You’re expecting the prince to turn around and save her, and… no. Don’t wait for the prince.”

The Damsel Rotten Tomatoes Score currently sits as 59% with 80 reviews, and the Audience Score is at 75%.

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What do the negative reviews say?

Here is a selection of the negative reviews from the top critics:

Too childish and shallow for adults, yet too brutal and gory for kids, this is one Damsel that really does need saving, after all. – Empire Magazine

If you can get past the clunky computer generated environments you may be moderately entertained by this story of a girl trying to survive the elements and the threat of a hungry dragon. – Observer

Millie Bobby Brown fights a heroic battle as a princess bride up against a digital dragon, but it’s not the damsel but the audience that will suffer distress from the nonstop, numbing repetition that turns this movie dull and dreary way too fast. – ABC News

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

It’s rarely convincing, either in a script sense or a visual sense, and its hastily constructed sets and shoddy CGI work barely passes muster. – Detroit News

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

Mostly… “Damsel” is evidence that studios still don’t realize that a “strong female lead” is not enough to make a movie good. – New York Times

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

Has its heart in the right place but little else, starting out competently and then slowly falling apart with each clumsy step along its “Game of Thrones”-lite path. – Th Daily Beast

Rather than being any particular person’s bright idea for a girlboss fantasy revenge caper, this lousy romp was obviously hatched by an algorithm, and might just as well have been directed by AI. – Daily Telegraph

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What is Damsel about?

The movie is described by Netflix as the determined and courageous Elodie, Millie Bobby Brown flips the script on the traditional fairy tale as a princess whose happily ever after is brutally interrupted when her Prince Charming sacrifices her to a dragon.

A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive. Millie Bobby Brown stars in Damsel. Only on Netflix, Mar 8, 2024.

Netlix also addsed, “Damsel sees Brown as a dutiful, well, damsel, who agrees to marry a handsome prince — only to discover it was all a trap: The royal family recruits her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. She’s then thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, where she has to rely solely on her wits and will to survive.”

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