King is Ironicmajesty’s review published on Letterboxd:
Carey Mulligan should send a ginormous gift basket to her agent or to whoever booked the back to back gigs for The Dig, and this promising black comedy Promising Young Woman. Both these films highlighted her range and acting prowess. She knows how to hook viewers in in both her sappy, romantic mode and femme fatale personas. She doesn't overact when she breaks down or when a scene needs to be emotional. She deserves the Oscar nomination.
Dish the praises for this film too - from the bright colorful hues, geometric cinematography and deft direction. The smart screenplay will play into your feelings from despair, anguish for not being heard, fears of being a rape victim, and the inability to help a loved one in their distress. There are laugh out loud scenes too, and sequences where you'll smile sinisterly as Cassie enacts her plans.
Having said that, the revenge parts are a little tame and mild. Basing from the atmosphere, one would expect more spunk and sass as Cassie unleashes her payback. The first act also took too long it almost zapped the fun. AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE RYAN'S LIFE RUINED AS WELL! That fvcker.
All in all, Promising Young Woman is an empowering media in the #MeToo era.