RUN is a very thrilling movie, but the last part becomes a little campy due to certain lines and plot points. Not to mention that Sarah Paulson (who for the most part handles her emotional moments well) overacts once or twice. Even though job opportunities for disabled actors have increased over the years, I still assumed that Kiera Allen wasn't one, because her role required an amount of physical work that would already be exhausting for a non-disabled person. I'm sorry for underestimating her. There's a scene where a certain character discovers a truth when looking at some photos. It's not the most original plot twist, but it didn't feel clichéd enough to bother me. However, a flashback is immediately shown to help the audience understand what's going on. That lack of faith on the viewer's intelligence disappointed me. And then it gets irritating, because when it cuts back to the present, the aforementioned character (who's talking to someone else) spells it out for us! Come on!
The movie strikes the right balance when it comes to Chloe Sherman (the protagonist) by giving out clues that she could be in danger (that's the conflict that hooks the audience) without making her look like a helpless victim. She's clever and resourceful (she even helps to subvert a couple of tropes), but not to the point where she looks like she's in control of the situation. Sarah plays the title character in RATCHED. The most frequent criticism this Netflix series has received is "This wicked nurse is far too sympathetic compared to the source material." Well, now you can finally see Sarah playing a more unhinged type of woman taking care of a patient. You see, Chloe's mother Diane suffers from what's known as Munchausen syndrome. During the climax, Diane stands in between Chloe and a stairway. I predicted that Chloe would make Diane fall to her death. Actually, a security guard shoots at Diane in self-defense and then she falls. While we're on this topic, there are 2 more surprises during the epilogue: A) Even after 7 years, Chloe hasn't completely recovered (which is realistic since her body had essentially been sabotaged since she was a child). B) Chloe visits Diane in prison and shares what her life is like. At first, it seems like she has forgiven her, which would've been an out-of-character moment, even if this was an act out of pity. However, it's revealed that Chloe is drugging Diane with the same pills she had used on her, to keep her in this permanent state. This kind of darkly humorous revenge would make the creators of the hagsploitation sub-genre proud! Although, I would've preferred it if the epilogue had included a hint that Chloe found her birth parents, because there's no closure for that.