Steve Allaby’s review published on Letterboxd:
I just finished watching Promising Young Woman. Written and directed by Emerald Fennell, the film stars Carey Mulligan as Cassandra, a woman haunted by a traumatic event in her past, looking for vengeance. Promising Young Woman is a smart, surprising, and relentlessly compelling film with a complex, career best performance by Carey Mulligan. The film also features good performances by a strong and interesting supporting cast including Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Jennifer Coolidge, Clancy Brown, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Adam Brody. The screenplay is sharply clever and Fennell takes the viewer on a satisfying journey, with some bold choices along the way. Promising Young Woman is a provocative, thrilling film and one of the best films of 2020. My prediction is that it will get deservedly nominated for multiple Oscars, including best picture, director, screenplay and actress. My rating is a high 9/10. Promising Young Woman is currently playing is some theaters and available on demand. Don't miss it.