Promising Young Woman Reviews

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January 21, 2021
A promising young movie, but it kept stopping short of fully delivering on it...still very enjoyable, especially by the bombshell third act.
January 21, 2021
What caught me off-guard was how much the mood shifts...it's on my list of favorite movies this year and I truly didn't know what they were gonna do with this.
January 21, 2021
It's slick, engaging and entertaining. And it has a soundtrack full of pop bangers. It's also a tight, twisty piece of storytelling with a hell of a final (technically fourth) act that might lead to debate.
January 21, 2021
Promising Young Woman sacrifices its opportunity to deliver the ultimate revenge fantasy for something unexpectedly profound and to an extent, thematically necessary.
January 21, 2021
Promising Young Woman is a sensational debut from Emerald Fennell with a stunning performance from Carey Mulligan.
January 20, 2021
Dark comic nihilism like this has appealed to hipsters ever since Gus Van Sant's To Die For, but now it resembles regime change -- confirming a major fault of the indie film movement that traded populist sentiment for elitist cynicism.
January 20, 2021
There's a harsh reality that the PYW conclusion reflects that feels sadly authentic and genuine (even if Fennell's approach to the material is often heightened and darkly comedic).
January 19, 2021
The movie may leave you feeling like an open wound, but I can't deny it's also fun a lot of the way. Carey Mulligan gets to play an emotionally stunted, eternally disappointed woman, and she finds notes of wit in Cassie's pain.
January 19, 2021
Though it's likely to anger many viewers, Promising Young Woman will nonetheless be a conversation-starter for years to come.
January 19, 2021
Manipulative and nihilistic, it forces a ruthlessly honest performance from Carey Mulligan to play along with its provocative, booby-trapped plot that comes riddled with "gotcha" moments.
January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021
... it's invariably entertaining, filled with interesting moments en route to an unorthodox ending.
January 18, 2021
Much like Cassie herself, Promising Young Woman doesn't care if you like it or not, because the point is to not be neutral. It's time to pick a side. If this film makes you feel attacked, it probably says more about you than it does about the film.
January 18, 2021
Nice guys are no match for this Promising Young Woman, a femme fatale hellbent on justice.
January 18, 2021
"A moderately engaging potboiler buttressed by a superlative performance from Mulligan, whose every scene unearths emotional depth not found in the screenplay."
January 16, 2021
Bold, brave, and bracing.
January 16, 2021
An audacious, enthralling piece of work...
January 16, 2021
This is lip-gloss misanthropy packaged as feminist manifesto, clever but not smart, cynical without being perceptive or particularly passionate. Women are angry for good reason. They also deserve better movies than this one.
January 16, 2021
There are problems with Promising Young Woman that no cello cover of Britney Spears's Toxic can paper over.
January 16, 2021
Promising Young Woman is like razors in Halloween candy. Dangerous, mythic, and a story worth repeating annually- it's that good.
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