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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    Dana StevensSlate
    It's as if the movie wants to provide the audience with the satisfaction of a successful revenge plot while robbing its main character of everything the quest for vengeance was meant to give her in the first place...
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    Peter TraversABC News
    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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    Radheyan SimonpillaiNOW Toronto
    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.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    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.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    A smart, provocative, pitch-black dark comedy and revenge movie with an astonishingly powerful, deeply layered performance by Carey Mulligan as Cassie...
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    Candice FrederickElle
    Promising Young Woman is more profoundly a devastating reflection of a woman consumed with grief.
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    Karen KrizanovichThe List
    Promising Young Woman goes beyond interrogating dating culture to devastatingly compare the value of women's and men's lives.
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    Deirdre Molumbyentertainment.ie
    Smart, original, unhinged, furious, darkly funny, entertaining, and unmissable.
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    Luis Fernando GalvánEn Filme
    Although the story deftly and cleverly swings between dark comedy and thriller with moral overtones, Fennell doesn't maintain the rhythms of her film. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Alvaro Corujonostagefright.net
    Despite the fact that I don't like Carey Mulligan at all, Promising Young Woman is a good movie with a pretty clear message & lots of very good comedic points that make it very entertaining. [Full review in Spanish]
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