Thou Shalt Not Reveal The Surprise Ending

Critics are torn when it comes to writing about the surprise ending of Million Dollar Baby. “Plot twists are sacred in entertainment culture, as lovingly protected as slumbering infants. And people who give away surprise endings are shunned and ostracized, treated as if they’ve raffled off nuclear secrets to terrorists. Apparently, the worst sin a critic can commit — judging from the zealous care with which many critics announce that they are tiptoeing delicately around certain plot points or earnestly warn that they’re about to spill the beans — is to mistakenly give away a surprise ending.”