Promising Young Woman

critic Reviews

, 90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A boldly provocative, timely thriller, Promising Young Woman is an auspicious feature debut for writer-director Emerald Fennell -- and a career highlight for Carey Mulligan.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Mulligan's withering disdain is a thing of beauty.
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    Siddhant AdlakhaObserver
    Whenever Promising Young Woman approaches challenging material, it treats it like a hot stove and snaps its hand back as if on instinct.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    The plot definitely has less plausible patches. Then again, because everything's so stylised, the lapses of logic don't grate. And though the upbeat ending has irked some critics, I adored it.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Strong movies divide reactions. The great ones truly polarise. This is somewhere perfectly, smartly, sweetly in between.
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    Alexandra PollardIndependent (UK)
    An exquisite yet troubling film... Those looking for catharsis will not find it in Promising Young Woman.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    Fennell cleverly mixes romantic comedy tropes with more serious issues to give us one of the most complex #MeToo narratives we've seen so far.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A tense-filled exploration into justice unfulfilled and vengeance unquenched.
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    James WeggJWR
    Carey Mulligan's portrayal of Cassie is most certainly of Best Actress quality.
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    A.S. HamrahThe Baffler
    A major feminist statement in the form of a pop movie.
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    Sebastian Zavala KahnCinencuentro
    One of the most impressive directing debuts I've ever seen, and a film that will remain embedded in my mind for a long time. [Full review in Spanish]
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