Mani’s review published on Letterboxd:
When Tarantino decided to kill Hitler in Inglorious Basterds, he did it because it made sense- because there’s no greater historical revenge than killing that sucker.
But when Fennel kills Cassie, she kills her heroine for no apparent purpose other than to surprise the audience and lead us to a weak ending. It ended with a text message and a wink— purposeless. And I will not even start to comment on how perfectly coordinated the arrest and the message were (controlling the present when dead? Sure, cool and normal!)
Beyond that, I did enjoy the ride- mainly due to the pacing of the editing and Carey Mulligan’s abilities. The only reasoning I may deduce for the ending is that both girls are served justice only until its too late or that, wherever these predators go, and whatever they do, the past will always catch up with them.
Either way that last text message made no sense.