Promising Young Woman

critic Reviews

, 91% 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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    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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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    An entertaining, imaginative exercise in creative score-settling.
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    Alan CorrRTÉ (Ireland)
    Fennell breaks the rules until the very end.
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    Dulcie PearceThe Sun (UK)
    Fennell's debut has been released during a cultural movement, but that doesn't take away from it being a spectacular moment in moviemaking.
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    Tom ShoneSunday Times (UK)
    Stylised to the point of styrofoam flatness, the film doesn't stand up as a psychological portrait.
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    Scott WeinbergThrillist
    this darkly amusing character study is almost addictively entertaining
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