Promising Young Woman Reviews

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February 1, 2021
The writing, pacing, performances (particularly Mulligan and Allison Brie) are captivating and keep you on your toes the entire time. Everyone brought their A game to this.
February 1, 2021
Fennell brings these truths into the light in a way that's impossible to ignore while putting you through every feeling that a human can have at the same time.
January 30, 2021
With her debut feature, writer-director Emerald Fennell creates a twisted, yet raucous comedy sobered by its real-life truths and made ironic by its sugar-coated color palette, a preference for pastel and floral that is both appealing and appalling.
January 30, 2021
Promising Young Woman is the controversial film we need right now to start important conversations.
January 30, 2021
It's a harsh film, rough and ready and daring as hell.
January 29, 2021
There are some very good performances throughout the film, but make no mistake - this is the Carey Mulligan show.
January 29, 2021
Mulligan offers perhaps the standout performance of her distinguished career.
January 29, 2021
A film with a strange tone, but a clear-cut point of view. It's social commentary as art and it works.
January 29, 2021
Bold, brave, and bracing.
January 29, 2021
The result is a mix of shock and awe. This Promising Young Woman is going to rock your world.
January 27, 2021
Promising Young Woman is not only beautiful, fun, and never boring, it tells an important story that kicks everything movies told us about sex and its relationship with violence in the teeth. It's the most fun you'll have while shivering with angst.
January 27, 2021
Promising Young Woman isn't interested in processing trauma or really any shades of grey that don't fit the bubble gum colour scheme
January 27, 2021
Oscar-worthy movies usually have a different flavor than Promising Young Woman, but there's so much to appreciate about it that it's easy put it among the best movies of the year.
January 26, 2021
Undergirded by an unforgettable soundtrack, deliciously colorful cinematography, and a strong supporting cast, it puts Fennell on the map as a major new voice.
January 26, 2021
Promising Young Woman came out of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with hype to burn. It lives up to the buzz.
January 25, 2021
For all of Promising Young Woman's merits, it still uses trauma and sexual violence to teach a lesson to the unenlightened, while telling actual survivors that the price of justice is our lives.
January 23, 2021
A genuinely great movie that's full of surprises, well-placed comedy, and a ton of satisfying and shocking moments in what is a fabulous debut offering from Emerald Fennell.
January 22, 2021
Promising Young Woman has some frustrating inconsistencies but it presents a fresh female perspective and marks a very promising debut for Fennell.
January 22, 2021
"A career-defining performance from Mulligan and phenomenal writing and stylish direction from Fennell in her feature debut."
January 22, 2021
In filmmaker Emerald Fennell's diabolically funny takedown of toxic masculinity, Carey Mulligan gives a dynamite performance that should make her a frontrunner in the Oscar race for Best Actress.
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