The King's Daughter

critic Reviews

, 20% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A muddled mess that was clearly tinkered with in post-production to little avail, The King's Daughter is a royal disappointment.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    The movie looks (and sounds) just terrific, even as it lurches rather inelegantly in pursuit of the magic the characters so clearly seek.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    The idea that it sat this long...I wish it just sat on the shelf a bit longer.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A very colorful French bonbon with no substance, and it might just give you indigestion.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The King's Daughter might be more fascinating than the movie itself, which has its moments of campy delights but is eventually sunk by the meandering story, some over-the-top performances and underwhelming special effects.
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    Mark KennedyAssociated Press
    January is often where bad films are stashed, but The King's Daughter isn't just bad, it's a cloying, cliched mess that's not worth even the slightest risk of contacting COVID-19 to see in theaters.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    It's a vast understatement to say that Vonda McIntyre's book deserved way better treatment than this.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Its not nearly as rancid as its seven-year delay would indicate, especially considering all the truly dreadful movies that hit the multiplex seemingly nanoseconds after filming has completed.
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    For a sci-fi, fantasy movie, The Kings Daughter has some good moments but not enough to make it an excellent film.
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    Joel CoplingSpectrum Culture
    Two stories are being told in this historical drama, and only one of them kind of works.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    It took eight years to make such a dud, I can only imagine how bad it was then.
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