Black Panther

Release Date: February 16th, 2018

DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke

Director: Ryan Coogler

Genres: Fantasy , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Transformation , Tense , Soldier , Mother , Rivalry , Quest , 2010s , Cool , Police station , Rise , Family , Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The actors are all seen to very good advantage. Boseman certainly holds his own, but there are quite a few charismatic supporting players here keen to steal every scene they can — and they do, notably the physically imposing Jordan, the radiant Nyong'o and especially Wright, who gives her every scene extra punch and humor. show more

  • 100
    Slate

    Black Panther could have been just another Marvel romp—a fun but ultimately disposable entry in the studio’s catalogue. But Ryan Coogler and company had the power, and perhaps the responsibility, to do much more. And they did. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie has a beating heart, and a big one; it’s not just sincere, but that rarest of birds in the jungle of mainstream entertainment, a heartfelt epic. show more

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