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People Are Seriously Divided Over Unforgivable's Ending

People Are Seriously Divided Over Unforgivable's Ending

Some people were left crying while others were seriously disappointed.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Unforgivable

The Unforgivable his currently the Netflix movie everyone's talking about. The film follows Ruth Slater (played by Sandra Bullock) who has been released from prison after serving 20 years for murdering a sheriff.

Ruth only attacked the law enforcer after he had come to evict her and her five-year-old sister Katie, as they pair were living in squalid conditions following the death of their father.

The Netflix film follows Ruth as she tries to track down her sister Katie (played by The Fall’s Aisling Franciosi), who is now in foster care, has no memory of Ruth and only bears the scars of her trauma from that dark period of their life.

But as viewers now know, Katie's memories slowly come back and she begins to remember the truth surrounding the sheriff's death.

Katie’s adoptive sister Emily (Emma Nelson) finds out about Ruth's release from prison and she informs her about Katie’s upcoming piano recital. 

In a shocking twist, it's revealed that the sheriff was killed by five-year-old Katie while Ruth was trying to talk to him about their relocation.

While Ruth is trying to track down her sister, the sheriff’s son Steve (Will Pullen) is seeking revenge for the death of his dad, believing that Ruth killed him. 

Ruth is released from prison and decides to track down her sister (

After stalking Ruth, he kidnaps Emily, thinking she is Ruth’s sister Katie and threatens to kill her and confronts Ruth at the piano recital. 

Ruth expresses sorrow and remorse for all that has happened, and he cannot go through with it and the police arrive to arrest.

The film ends with Ruth and Katie finally being reunited and hugging each other after their twenty-year ordeal.

However while some viewers were left “ugly crying” after watching the film, others were divided over the ending. 

Some people were once again left in tears after seeing the sisters reunite, while others were unimpressed and called it disappointing. 

"Just watched the unforgivable and @netflix …wtf was that ending!? So disappointing," one viewer tweeted.


While a second viewer shared: "The ending of The Unforgivable was f*cking terrible omg."

Similarly, a third Twitter user said: "What an unforgivable ending, all that for a hug??????"

On the other hand, one viewer tweeted: "Tonight, I watched the new Sandra Bullock movie Unforgivable... I cried at [the] ending.


Another viewer reflected on the film's conclusion and was satisfied with how it ended, writing: "Just finished watching the Unforgivable and i’m so glad the ending ended the way it did. gave me a sense of relief because the whole situation could’ve gotten worse."

And a third person tweeted: "Didn't think Sandra Bullock would ever make me cry...but here we are. The ending was delicious. #Unforgivable was beautiful.."

What do you think?

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix